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Alex Morgan shows off her Manchester United colors


Not sure what this picture Alex Morgan just posted on her Twitter page might do for her larger Q Quotient. Maybe nothing.

But there is a segment of the population who will wince a mighty wince at seeing U.S. Soccer’s burgeoning scoring superstar – Have you seen those crazy-whack numbers she’s posting? – in a Manchester United jersey.

Manchester United is a global brand, of course, one of the world’s king-daddy clubs. (And not just in soccer, but all sports).

But like all dominant brands (Yankees, Duke basketball, Notre Dame football, etc.), along with the rolling waves of grand recognition and success comes a competing tsunami of red-faced animus.

You know what I mean; lots of people cannot stand the Yankees, Duke basketball, Notre Dame football, etc.

(MORE: Why Saturday’s U.S. win was vital in the bigger picture of the Olympic gold chase)

Maybe in Morgan’s case, everyone will just realize the young U.S. goal-getter is simply jazzed about playing at such a storied ground, Old Trafford, home to mighty Man United! (I’m guessing it will go that way.) Her U.S. Olympic soccer team meets North Korea there in Tuesday’s final group stage contest.

The Americans have already qualified for elimination play.