This match just kept getting uglier and uglier until it was over. That's one way to start your World Cup.
There's nothing quite like a dominant blowout.
And it's exactly what the USWNT did Tuesday against Thailand to open up play for the 2019 World Cup. A 13-0 beatdown for the record books as the team set a record for most goals in any World match, and Alex Morgan set the record for most assists with three while also tying the record for most goals with five.
But the best part of the entire competition was seeing how people reacted each time they thought the scoring would stop. Because the scoring never stopped.
Alex Morgan scored five World Cup goals today. The entire United States men's national team has a total of five World Cup goals scored over the past 3,271 days.— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 11, 2019
I get why the USWNT felt like they had to do that. It's hard for pro athletes to take their foot off the gas, then flip a switch and get back to max intensity a couple games later. They just need to have the attitude that every game is do or die to ensure they'll be ready.— Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) June 11, 2019
damn i know thailand wanna call the mercy rule.— jeremy bearimy (@crissles) June 11, 2019
My college coach taught me that the most respect you can pay to a team is playing your best against them.— Samantha Weber (@sammweber) June 11, 2019
It’s hard to watch this blood bath, but Thailand should feel proud the US is still competing rather than not trying at all.
The USWNT next takes the pitch on Sunday to face Chile.