United States Women’s National football team started its campaign in Women’s World Cup in style by thrashing Thailand, by a largest margin of victory in FIFA history — ending with a score of 13-0.
The record-setting night ended at 13-0. No World Cup team, men or women, had ever scored 13 goals before. Alex Morgan scored five. She now ties with Michelle Akers’ previous 1991 World Cup record for goals scored in a single game.
In the match United States broke number of records and some of them are here :-
• The United States took 40 shots against Thailand, 20 of which were on target. Both are the most in a Women’s World Cup match since at least 2011.
• Alex Morgan tied the Women’s World Cup record with five goals. She also had three assists to make it eight goal involvements, the most by any player since 2011. Only three other players have had three or more goals and one or more assists in a Women’s World Cup match.
• Morgan joined Carli Lloyd, Carin Jennings and Michelle Akers as the only Americans to record a hat trick in the WWC.
• Lloyd and Morgan now each have eight goals in the Women’s World Cup, tied for the third-most ever by an American.
• There were just six minutes between the USA’s 4th and 7th goals against Thailand (50, 53, 54, 56), the fastest four-goal burst to have been scored in a single Women’s World Cup match in the competition’s history.
• The US became the first team in Women’s World Cup history to have three different players record a brace in the same match.
• Rose Lavelle (24 years, 28 days) and Lindsey Horan (25 years, 16 days) are the third- and fourth-youngest Americans, respectively, to record braces in a Women’s World Cup match.
• Mallory Pugh (21 years, 1 month, 13 days) is now the third-youngest goalscorer in a Women’s World Cup match for the USA.
• Carli Lloyd (36 years, 10 months, 26 days) and Megan Rapinoe (33 years, 11 months, 6 days) are now the third- and fourth-oldest American goalscorers in Women’s World Cup history, behind Abby Wambach (35 years, 15 days) and Kristine Lilly (36 years, 62 days).
• Rapinoe also tallied two assists, giving her six in Women’s World Cup play, tied with Japan’s Aya Miyama for the most in tournament history.
• The US has now had 32 different players (excluding own goals) score at the Women’s World Cup, making the US the second nation to have that many different scorers in the competition’s history after Germany (34).
• Samantha Mewis’ first goal was the 800th goal scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, with USA responsible for 116 of them — more than any other team.