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US opens World Cup with record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand

US opens World Cup with record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand

As in 9-0 in favor of the United States.

An offside decision cost Morgan a fifth-minute opener but the prolific forward would not be denied, nodding in Kelley O'Hara's dinked cross with aplomb to open the scoring.

After claiming the title in Canada in 2015, the USWNT is looking to be the first team since Germany in 2003 and 2007 to win back-to-back Women's World Cup trophies.

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will run from June 7 to July 7.

Of the nine games in the opening four days of the tournament, the only capacity games were host France's victory over South Korea in Paris and Brazil's win over Jamaica in Grenoble.

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The USWNT and Thailand last met in a 2016 friendly. In those three defeats, they have failed to score a single goal while conceding 21. A trio of Americans swarmed Thailand keeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying, and a moment later, Alex Morgan scored a goal with her head.

The US Women's National Team, it turns out, is pretty good at this soccer thing.

Prolific striker Alex Morgan netted five goals as United States began their Women's World Cup defence in style with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand in Reims on Tuesday. Only Mia Hamm (276), Christie Rampone (311) and Kristine Lilly (354) have earned more.

Morgan, who also plays with the National Women's Soccer League's Orlando Pride, was named this year to Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list.

Jill Ellis' side will then be up against Sweden in Le Havre in 20 June, in a game that is likely to decide which side tops the group.