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USWNT vs. Thailand score: USA wins 13-0 in the most lopsided game in Women's World Cup history



The United States women's national team produced the most lopsided result in World Cup history – men's or women's – on Tuesday, beating a lower Thai squad 13-0 in Reims, France behind five goals from Alex Morgan. The Jill Ellis team sent the rest of the world a message in their opening match of the group stage. Thailand has no answer for what the No. 1 ranked team in the world brought to the table, and they were a little fortunate not to lose by more. The victory gives the US three points in Group F and the goal difference advantage over Sweden.

The U.S. scored 1

0 goals in the second half in the most dominant display of the Women's World Cup ever seen

Here are three takeaways from the match:

1. You can see this coming a mile away

The U.S. defeated Thailand 9-0 in a friendly 2016, in what was their only meeting before the Tuesday's World Cup game. This result was obviously worse, and we all saw it coming. Just before the game started, the U.S. snake six players lined up at midfield ready to attack. They were not letting up, and it showed. Three goals at the half was not enough for their liking, and they did not take it easy for one second in the second half. Seven different players scored in this one – Rose Lavelle (two), Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis (two), Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd and Morgan (five).

Morgan also tied Michelle Akers' single-game scoring record in the process, with a bit of magic in her fifth goal. finished with 40 shots, 20 on the frame, while Thailand had two of each and only 27 percent of the possession. It was the definition of a thumping

2. The score will rub some people the wrong way

Some will call this running up the score, and others will say they were just playing to win. It's probably somewhere in the middle. I would like to score a lot and have a superior goal difference but would not be enough to score seven or eight goals? Former USWNT player Abby Wambach took to Twitter after the game to explain the mentality of the team to keep scoring:

After the seventh goal, I would have pulled the dogs off and had the team play possession, but many probably would not. It's not so bad that the score was 13-0, but some of the celebrations after the goals certainly rubbed people the wrong way. You compete to win, and that's understandable, but how can you not feel bad for this Thailand team that has absolutely no chance? The U.S. were not classless by any stretch, as they were celebrating a record-breaking achievement. But 7-0, 8-0, 9-0 all would have been fine in my book.

Nobody who saw this game is always going to forget it, but Thailand wishes they probably could.

3. Thank goodness no one was injured

Aside from the win, it's important to note that the US seemed to escape any significant injuries. The Thai goalkeeper was a bit reckless and it felt like a crash was bound to happen. Becky Sauerbrunn did not start due to a minor injury as a precaution, and then Rose Lavelle landed poorly in the second half but continued to play. So overall, the team looks good ahead of the game against Chile. They will probably not score as many goals in that one, but they will certainly try.

The U.S. takes on Chile in the second group stage match on Saturday at noon ET. Chile lost to Sweden 2-0 on Tuesday. You can see the game on fuboTV (Try for free).

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