Alex Morgan Score 5 Goals as the U.S. Beats Thailand 13-0 in World Cup
REIMS, France (AP) Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five
goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the
Women's World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on
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. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory
Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored. The previous record margin was
Germany's 11-0 victory over Argentina in 2007.
Morgan tied Michelle Akers' record for World Cup World Cup goals, set in the
quarterfinals against Chinese Taipei in 1991.
The Americans will go up against Chile on Sunday and then take on Sweden next Thursday.