Alex Morgan and the USWNT are only hours away from arguably the biggest women's soccer game in years. They are taking on World Cup host nation France, ranked No. 3 in the world, in the World Cup quarter-finals, and Morgan is definitely hyped for the game.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Morgan called today "what dreams are made of" and declared herself ready to represent the United States on the biggest stage.
Today is what dreams are made of. Another day to represent the crest on the biggest stage! #AM13
The Yanks showed vulnerability for the first time in the Round of 16 against Spain. Despite converting a penalty in the first ten minutes of the game to take the lead, Spain responded with a goal off a USWNT error to equalize, ending the Yanks' eight-game streak without conceding.
The USWNT won the game thanks to a pair of penalty conversions by Megan Rapinoe, but did not score from open play.
France has earned its spot in the quarter-finals through several gutty performances.
Les Bleues dominated Group A, beating Norway, Nigeria and South Korea by a combined margin of 7-1 before beating Brazil in extra time, 2-1 to clinch their spot in the quarter-finals.
The two sides faced off earlier this year in a friendly with France emerging victorious in a 3-1 win.
France has benefited mightily from some favorable calls in this tournament on penalties, and with the home crowd on their side, this will be arguably the toughest match-up the USWNT has faced in years.
The game will be played on FOX and Telemundo at 3:00 p.m. ET.