Alex Morgan scores five goals for U.S. in 13-0 blowout of Thailand at Women’s World Cup
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Alex Morgan scores five goals for U.S. in 13-0 blowout of Thailand at Women’s World Cup

October 24, 2019

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings SUBSCRIBEAlex Morgan scored five goals while Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis each added two as the United States recorded a historic 13-0 win over Thailand in the Women’s World Cup opener for both squads in Reims, France, on Tuesday The Americans, the world’s top-ranked squad, had absolutely no problems dispatching their No 34 opponents in the Group F match played at Stade Auguste Delaune II.Morgan’s five goals matches the most ever scored by an American woman, equaling the five-tally performance by Michelle Akers in 1991 game against Chinese Taipei The U.S. performance marked the biggest win in Women’s World Cup history, topping an 11-0 German win over Argentina in 2007 Goals by Lavelle, Morgan and Lindsey Horan gave the United States a 3-0 lead going into the dressing room, before the Americans really poured it on in the second 45 Samantha Mewis scored twice and Lavelle and Morgan added one goal during a six-minute, second-half barrage to quickly make it 7-0 Morgan completed her hat trick in the 74th minute before she added two more goals along with tallies by Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd to complete the double-digit blowout American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was forced to make just two saves in the clean sheet The Americans return to action on Sunday against Chile at 6 p.m. local time in Paris, noon ET

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