The U. S. Women’s National team are the defending champions along with the favorite to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
But nobody called them setting a World Cup records Tuesday inside their 13-0 routing of Thailand to start their title defense.
You’ve already heard it called a record breaking win. But that records did they violate?
* Many goals scored by a group at a World Cup game — men’s or women’s
* Largest margin of victory at a World Cup game
* Tie: Most goals scored by a participant in a World Cup game
* Many individual Goalscorers at a single Women’s World Cup game
The former record for most goals scored with a team was put by Hungary in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. In group stage game, Hungary overcome El Salvador with way of a 10-1 scoreline. The album nine-goal margin of victory in that game was also put to rest by the U. S. Women’s 13-goal conquest Tuesday.
Team captain Alex Morgan scored five goals to get the U. S., joining the many goals scored with a single player in a FIFA Women’s World Cup game. She now shares the record with Michelle Akers who scored five goals being part of the U.S. Women’s National Team in the 1991 quarter final game against Chinese Taipei.
Seven different girls scored for the U. S.: Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Linsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd. That places a new record for some individual goal scorers from the team at a Women’s World Cup game.
The U. S. came out of the gate strong, controlling possession and keeping the ball in Thailand’s half the area. They found the back of the net in the fifth minute in their third chance. But after VAR (video helper referee) inspection, the target was called back as a U.S. player was in an offside position.
Morgan corrected that in the 12th minute, putting away her first of the evening time. Kelly O’Hara played with a perfect ball across the highest part of this defenders from the perfect side of their playground and Morgan led it beyond the Thai keeper smoothly.
By the end of this first halfof the U. S. had taken a 3-0 lead. No one could have predicted they’d score 10 more in the next half.