The USA opened the 2019 Women's World Cup with a 13-0 win over Thailand
on Tuesday in Reims. Its dominance was so total and the goals came so fast in the second half that the result sparked a fierce debate about whether it was too much.
One thing is certain. The 13-0 win obliterated many World Cup scoring records -- women or men.
Among them ...
13. The USA set a World Cup record -- women or men -- for the most goals a team has scored in a game with 13, including 10 in the second half. The previous Women's World Cup record was set by Germany in 2007 with an 11-0 win over Argentina. The record for the most goals in a men's game is 10 in Hungary's 10-1 win over El Salvador in 1982. The 13 goals were one less than the U.S. record 14 goals in a 14-0 over the Dominican Republic in Olympic qualifying in 2012.
13. The USA-Thailand game also set a World Cup record -- women or men -- for the most goals in a game by both teams. The previous mark was 12 in Austria’s 7-5 win over host Switzerland at the 1954 men’s quarterfinals.
8. Morgan added three assists to go along with her five goals and generated eight goals, the most a player has ever produced in a World Cup game.
7. The USA is the first Women's World Cup team to get goals from seven different players in a game: Alex Morgan (5), Sam Mewis (2), Rose Lavelle (2), Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.
6. The USA set a Women's World Cup for the fastest four goals with four goals in six minutes, its first four goals to start the second half, in the 50th, 53th, 54th and 56th minutes. Later in the game it scored four goals over eight minutes.
5. Morgan scored five goals to tie Michelle Akers' Women's World Cup record for most goals in a single game set in the USA's 7-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the 1991 quarterfinals. The men's record is also five goals by Russian Oleg Salenko against Cameroon at Stanford Stadium during the 1994 World Cup
5. Lloyd equaled Birgit Prinz's record set in 2007 when her goal in stoppage time gave her goals in five consecutive. consecutive matches. The USA took off in the 2015 World Cup in Canada when she scored in all four games in the knockout round.
3. The USA is the first Women's World Cup team to get multi-goal games from three different players: Morgan (5), Mewis (2) and Lavelle (2).
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