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Alex Morgan has lone goal in 1-0 US rebound victory over England

  • England's Jodie Taylor , left,  battles for the ball with Whitney Engen of the US, during the international friendly match between England and the US,  at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    England's Jodie Taylor , left, battles for the ball with Whitney Engen of the US, during the international friendly match between England and the US, at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Fran Kirby, centre battles to hold off a challenge from Morgan Brian of the US, during the international friendly match between England and the US,  at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    England's Fran Kirby, centre battles to hold off a challenge from Morgan Brian of the US, during the international friendly match between England and the US, at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • England's Fran Kirby, left battles to hold off a  challenge from Becky Sauerbrunn , centre and Lauren Holiday, of the US,  during the international friendlysoccer match between England and the US,  at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    England's Fran Kirby, left battles to hold off a challenge from Becky Sauerbrunn , centre and Lauren Holiday, of the US, during the international friendlysoccer match between England and the US, at the Stadium:mk, in Milton Keynes, England, Friday Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute in her second start since returning from an ankle injury, and the U.S. women defeated England 1-0 on Friday night in an exhibition game.

Morgan got her 50th goal in 79 international appearances, becoming the third-fastest American woman to reach the mark behind Michelle Akers (49 games) and Abby Wambach (64).

The goal ended a 217-minute scoring drought for the United States, which played its second game of the year in preparing for this year's Women's World Cup — and its second without suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo. The Americans had won just one of their previous five matches, including a 2-0 loss to France last weekend.

England's Jodie Taylor appeared to even the match in the 56th minute but was ruled offside.