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Alex Morgan Kneed New Zealand’s Goalie in the Face (GIF)

This scary moment occured during the USA-New Zealand soccer match on Friday. USWNT’s striker, Alex Morgan, went charging for a ball near the penalty box and struck New Zealand’s goalie, Jenny Bindon, right in the face with her knee.

The knee-blow during the 73rd minute of the match wasn’t severe enough for either to leave the game and a penalty wasn’t called on the play.  It’s a lucky thing for both teams that neither Morgan or Bindon was seriously injured on the play. USWNT ended up winning the game, 2-0 and will play Monday’s winner of Britian-Canada in the semifinals.

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[GIF via Business Insider] [Image: Deadspin]

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