US Women Beat Thailand 13-0 In World Cup Competition

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Alex Morgan tied a tournament record with five goals while Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game. In a World Cup group stage, goal differential is the first tiebreaker, meaning the US had every right to continue scoring, a fact their players were quick to highlight after the game.

The result surpassed Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007 and nearly doubled the USA own previous record - a 7-0 success over Taiwan in 1991. Morgan scored five of the team's goals. Some perspective: The US men's team has scored 13 goals in the past 6,202 days, according to Sports Illustrated.

"We really wanted to showcase ourselves and what we've been preparing for and working on and I think we did that", said Morgan. During Thailand's last outing in the 2015 tournament, it became the only nation to win a game without progressing to the knockout round, mainly because it gave up too many goals in losses to Germany and Norway.

It's the first of three matches for the the tournament's opening round. "Best of luck to these champions for equality, on and off the field", wrote Former President Barack Obama. Julie Ertz was moved to the backline and Mewis got the start in the midfield.

"Obviously we have the utmost respect for everyone we play, but it's the World Cup", said captain Megan Rapinoe.

Samantha Mewis opened the floodgates five minutes after the break as the US made life miserable for the Thais by regularly finding the back of the net.

"Honestly, you're going up against a side that is the first time in the World Cup, they're just happy to be there..."

It came close to the team's biggest rout ever.

Up next for the United States is World Cup newcomer Chile on Sunday in Paris. Afterward, former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo called Sweden "cowards" for bunkering on defense.

After netting four times in six minutes shortly after the restart, they then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes. As in 9-0 in favor of the United States. Afterward, former US goalkeeper Hole Solo called Sweden "cowards" for bunkering on defence.



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