The 2019 Women’s World Cup saw the most lopsided result in the competition’s history after the United States Women’s National Team thumped Thailand by a 13-0 final score in Reims on Tuesday night.
The Thai team, making only the second World Cup appearance in the national side’s history, was simply unable to compete with one of the competition’s favorites. Try as they might have, they simply had no answer for the United States’ long list of talented stars.
Alex Morgan scored 5 goals and recorded 3 assists in the opening game rout. Samantha Mewis added two goals of her own, while Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh, and Carli Lloyd also found the net.
Some viewed the Americans’ huge win as controversial, given that they did not seem to let off the gas after starting to dominate the match. Surprisingly, the game was only 3-0 at halftime.
The second half was when the American women really started to push and absolutely humiliated an overmatched Thailand squad.
The win was the most lopsided in the competition’s history, overtaking Germany’s 11-0 win over Argentina in the 2007 tournament.
Whether it was too ruthless of a victory or not, the USWNT now owns a huge cushion in the World Cup’s Group F. They will attempt to continue their march towards the top spot in the group on Sunday when they face off against Chile in Paris.