WATCH: Alex Morgan Scores Goal for USWNT Against Colombia

in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada.

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Alex Morgan was waiting for the moment.

The long-time USWNT standout found the back of the net in the 53rd minute of play, giving the Untied States a 1-0 lead over Colombia in the round of 16 play.

Here’s what Morgan’s shot looked like:

Morgan, who has worked to get back to full-strength during this summer’s World Cup, made her presence known just minutes before her game-altering goal. The U.S. forward was streaking down the field, breaking past Colombia’s defensive line when she collided with goalkeeper Catalina Perez and drawing a red card.

Perez was actually Colombia’s back up goalie, starting in net after Sandra Sepulveda was sidelined after receiving two yellow cards during pool play. Check out the play that sent Perez to the locker room:

Abby Wambach missed the net wide on the penalty kick, drawing the ire of social media, particularly when facing a cold goalie.

It didn’t make much difference though as Morgan followed up just a few minutes later with her own goal, breaking the metaphorical round of 16 ice for the United States.

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The U.S. National Soccer Team is back in a familiar spot — the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup.

The USWNT continues its quest a third title, and first since 1999, Monday night vs. Colombia.

The match gets underway at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX, with the pregame show starting at 7 p.m.

Click here for our USA-Colombia preview post, which includes all the important match details.

On the call for FOX will be J.P. Dellacamera (play-by-play), Tony DiCicco (analyst) and Cat Whitehill (analyst). The trio will call all of USA’s matches.

But if you can’t be in front of a television, there are other ways to catch the action, including online or on your mobile device.