The US team’s complete domination of Thailand on the field was…brutal.
The US Women’s National Soccer Team scored the most goals ever in a single World Cup match — for men or women — beating Thailand 13-0 Tuesday in their first match of the 2019 tournament.
The Americans, the No. 1 ranked team in the tournament and defending champions, broke the previous record set in 1954, when Austria beat Switzerland 7-5 in the quarterfinal game of the men’s World Cup for a combined total of 12 goals.
Forward Alex Morgan also tied former US player Michelle Akers’ 1991 record for most goals scored by a single player in a women’s World Cup match with five goals.
The USWNT is the favorite to win the eighth edition of the women’s international competition. But after host team France’s 4-0 routing over South Korea in the opening match of the tournament, analysts wondered whether the Americans could make a similar statement — and did they ever.
After referees ruled offsides what would have been Goal 1 by Morgan in the fifth minute, the striker scored in the 12th with a header off a cross from defender Kelley O’Hara.
Midfielders Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan then scored one goal a piece in the 20th and 32nd minutes, bringing the US up to a 3-0 lead by halftime.
In the second half, midfielder Sam Mewis and forward Megan Rapinoe joined the party, scoring two goals and one goal, respectively. Lavelle also scored her second goal in the 56th minute as Morgan racked up four more.
At various points throughout the half, it felt like the US was scoring every couple of minutes.
And honestly hard to keep track of.
Looking away for just a few minutes meant viewers likely missed a few goals, so here they are in all their glory.
The US plays their next match against Chile in Paris on Sunday.