US vs. Thailand in 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup


The Group F clash pits the reigning champions against a team that made its World Cup debut just four years ago.

Most goals by a player in one game: Alex Morgan, 5* Morgan's five goals matched the mark set by fellow American Michelle Akers in 1991, who scored five times against Chinese Taipei. The defending champs were expected to win easily over Thailand in their tournament opener, but most people didn't think the scoreboard would look quite this lopsided. Switzerland beat Ecuador 10-1 in 2015 and there was Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007. However, let's keep in mind that this win came against a Thailand team that's ranked 34th in the world, compared to the top-ranked USA.

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.

It doesn't matter if they're coming off of the bench or in the starting XI, everyone on this roster can score.

The United States defeated Thailand 9-0 in September 2016 in the teams' last meeting. Alex Morgan had five goals, Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis scored two each, while Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh and Megan Rapinoe added goals as well.

Of everyone in Reims that saw the American's easy demolition of Thailand, USWNT goalkeeper had to ultimate view - on the field seeing it all from behind.

Largest margin of victory: 13 goals Thailand had two shots in the game.

She headed home Kelly O'Hara's cross at the back post after Thailand center back Chinwong jumped to clear the cross but failed to make contact on it. It's safe to say that she'll be fresh and ready for the USWNT's next match against Chile on Sunday.