Despite FIFA ticket boast, most World Cup games not sold out

Angelo Anderson
June 12, 2019

"To see Rose Lavalle have the confidence to go at players, Sam Mewis taking on players and scoring from outside the box, they showed really well".

The 13-0 victory is the largest margin of victory in the history of the FIFA World Cup - both men's and women's.

Morgan's dominance started in the 12th minute of the match when she headed a ball off the foot of Kelley O'Hara.

Alex Morgan (second right) celebrates after scoring the United States' 12th goal during the team's 13-0 win over Thailand Tuesday.

The defending champions have lost just one global game since July 2017 and have won their past seven in a row, scoring 36 goals in the process, and have not conceded in any of their past five matches. Seventeen of the 18 players from that match are on the U.S. World Cup roster. Chile fell to Sweden, 2-0, to open group play on Tuesday and is 0-3-2 in its last five outings. Yet, the score remains goal-less.

The 13 goals the US scored are the most by any team so far in the World Cup.

Only Germany (five) can boast more hat-trick scorers in Women's World Cup matches than United States of America, with Alex Morgan becoming the fourth player do so for her country (Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings are the others). The Group F clash pits the reigning champions against a team that made its World Cup debut just four years ago.

Carli Lloyd earned her 275th cap for the United States in their win over Thailand, moving her to fourth on the all-time list. Lloyd has seven career goals in World Cup play, including three in the 2015 final against Japan. The American's lone legitimate challenge come on June 20th against Sweden, in a match that should determine who takes first place out of the group.

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