USWNT star breaks out Steph Curry poses post-championship

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Alex Morgan of the United States with the Golden Ball trophy after a Concacaf W Championship game between Canada and USWNT at Estadio BBVA on July 18, 2022.

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United States women’s national team star Alex Morgan paid tribute to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry in a celebration post with the CONCACAF women’s championship trophy.

The United States defeated Canada 1-0 on Monday on a penalty shot that Morgan scored in the 78th minute of the match. Afterward, the former Cal striker posted a photo on her Instagram of herself doing Curry’s famous “night night” celebration pose, where he pretends to fall asleep on two clasped hands. Morgan is seated next to the competition trophy in the post, and has the Golden Ball trophy on her lap, awarded to the tournament’s best player.

The accompanying caption said simply, “Night Night.”

Curry broke out the pose multiple times during the Warriors’ NBA Championship run this past season. He most famously did it during Game 6 of the NBA Finals when a 3-point shot put Golden State up 15 over the Boston Celtics with just over three minutes left in the deciding game of the Finals series.

Since then, many athletes and fans have emulated the pose, though few have done it to celebrate an accomplishment like Morgan’s — one made sweeter by the fact that she was very recently left off the team’s roster back in February.

This wasn’t the only way the San Diego Wave striker celebrated the championship win, which clinched the USWNT a spot in the 2024 Olympics, as she put an “estimated 20” margaritas’ worth of alcohol in the trophy and drank out of it.

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