US Women Beat Thailand 13-0 In World Cup Competition

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 12, 2019

After netting four times in six minutes shortly after the restart, they then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.

"This is a world championship, so every team here has been fantastic to get to this point. It will be an incredibly hard World Cup", she said. "It's a tournament where goal differential is important", Ellis said.

"When you get a deluge of goals like that, it's a good feeling", Ellis said. Actually, it was five goals.

It looked like the USA was able to strike early following a ball into the box by Abby Dahlkemper.

The Americans out-shot Thailand 40-2 and had 73 percent of the possession.

Three different players scored the four goals, and veterans and newcomers alike chipped in. Thailand was lucky to not concede another before the break, with Ellis' team continuing to dominate the match and keep their opponents under constant pressure. "I think we did that". The Americans poured on the goals and defeated Thailand 13-0 - the biggest blowout in the tournament's history.

The margin of victory became more and more of a talking point as the USA tallied goal after goal in a prolific second-half performance that solidified their status as the tournament's co-favorites, alongside France.

Adding to the US dominance, Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis added two goals each. Morgan's left-footed boot in the 87th minute tied the World Cup record for most goals by a player in a single game.

Day 5 of the Women's World Cup sees the defending champions begin their title defense, two Top 10 teams looking to prove they're contenders to win it all, and the first round of group matches conclude. Thailand had no answer for what the No. 1 ranked team in the world brought to the table, and they were a bit fortunate not to lose by more.

Lloyd also tied Birgit Prinz's record for longest goal-scoring streak in the Women's World Cup.

We probably won't see anything like U.S. versus Thailand again. Morgan put her arm around Thailand's Miranda Nild, who was wiping away tears on the pitch.

"They were disappointed of course, they meant to make an impression in this first match and they were disappointed", coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian said through a translator. "Yes they are athletes and they will be resilient". She still has two games to showcase herself, to get some goals.

The U.S. plays Chile on Sunday and then play Sweden next week.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.

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