U.S. Women’s Soccer Team set World Cup record in win

In the U.S. women’s soccer team’s first game of group play in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, they defeated Thailand shutting them out 13-0. The 13 goals for the U.S. set a FIFA Women’s tournament record.

U.S. team member Alex Morgan scored five goals for them in the match which is also a World Cup record. Six other players (Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh, and Carli Lloyd also scored goals for the U.S. team with Lavelle and Mewis scoring two goals in the match.

The U.S. team is the prohibitive favorites in the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament ranked number one by FIFA out of the 20 teams in the tournament. This past October, the U.S. won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship shutting out all of their opponents (Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Canada).

The U.S. team’s next match will be this Sunday against Chile on Fox at 12:00 p.m.

Sources: FIFA, Twitter, ESPN


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