Alex Morgan Score 5 Goals as the U.S. Beats Thailand 13-0 in World Cup

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

Tuesday.

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.

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