What, you didn’t think we forgot about the World Cup did you?
Throughout the tournament, we will be updating you on the U.S. games, as well as each round of the tournament.
The U.S. had to wait till the final day of the first tournament to play their first game, and boy did they show out when they got the chance to play.
Faced off against Thailand, the US won 13-0, setting the record for most goals scored by one team in a single game in a World Cup, Women’s or Men’s.
Alex Morgan had 5 goals (!), Rose Lavelle had a brace, Samantha Mewis had a brace. The goalscoring was rounded out by Mallory Pugh, Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, and Carli Lloyd.
It was just unfair in the second half, when the U.S. went to the bench, and they brought on stars like Lloyd, Christen Press, and Pugh.
As one sided as the game was scoring wise, it could have been worse.
Before the dam completely broke, the Thai defenders blocked some good shots in the first half, and their goalie made a few good saves as well.
There were also a few borderline penalties for the U.S. in the first have that might have been given as PK’s on another day.
Obviously this was not a big test for the USWNT, but you play the games in front of you, and it’s certainly nice to have a +13 goal difference after the first day.
It’s also great for Pugh, Horan, Mewis and Lavelle, who scored their first ever World Cup goals.
The USWNT’s next game is on Sunday the 16th against Chile.
Chile gave a good account of themselves before eventually losing 2-0 to Sweden, so we should see a tougher test for this U.S. team.
For now though, can’t ask for a better start than a 13-0 victory.
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