Our Reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Champions Set New Record Scoring 13 Goals
Will the USA win a fourth World Cup this year at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup? The USA are the favourites to win in this international competition which essence is captured so well in the tournament’s poster pictured above.
Reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions’
USA set a new record winning margin with a huge opening victory against Thailand.
It was a great show of strength, talent and jubilation as the USA proved its place on the world stage, earning a record-setting victory in their first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Margin of Victory is Largest in Women’s World Cup HistoryU.S. Soccer
From Alex Morgan hugging teammate Megan Rapinoe after scoring her side’s twelfth goal to Mal Pugh scoring the USA’s 11th goal … to the final celebration of Carli Lloyd’s goal bringing the final score to 13 -0, this was a game to enjoy.
Morgan, USA’s #13 actually scored five goals in the team’s fabulous performance in Reims against Thailand.
Team captain Morgan is by far the media’s
The world was nearly stunned with this team’s performance, as no one expected this landslide. And it was not only Morgan making the difference on the pitch. Besides Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Linsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd all scored goals.
While Morgan opened the scoring with a goal which was called back for offside, she quickly fixed it when she converted her second chance with an assist from Kelley O’Hara.
Recap of the 13 goals for USA:
- 12′ — Alex Morgan (USA)
- 20′ — Rose Lavelle (USA)
- 32′ — Linsey Horan (USA)
- 50′ — Sam Mewis (USA)
- 53′ — Alex Morgan (USA)
- 54′ — Sam Mewis (USA)
- 56′ — Rose Lavelle (USA)
- 74′ — Alex Morgan (USA)
- 79′ — Megan Rapinoe (USA)
- 81′ — Alex Morgan (USA)
- 85′ — Mallory Pugh (USA)
- 87′ — Alex Morgan (USA)
- 90’+2 — Carli Lloyd (USA)
While it is almost comical that two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo came out critical of the team’s “over celebration,” every goal should be celebrated. Solo protected the heart of our Women’s National team for more than 15 years as our controversial goalkeeper. Solo was one of the main reasons the USA celebrated victory in the 2015 Women’s World Cup and has been known for her sometimes inappropriate comments herself.
Great action from players in their twenties: The excitement was well deserved for 24-year-old Rose Lavelle and 21-year-old Pugh who both scored their first goals in their very first FIFA Women’s World Cup game. , 26-year old Samantha Mewis also scored her first World Cup goal in the match.
Up Next for USA:
How strong was Thailand, in comparison to the upcoming matches? The USA is in Group F and the next match is on Sunday, June 16 against Chili who already lost their first game … Sweden shutout Chile 2-0.
|SUNDAY, JUNE 16||TIME||VENUE||TV|
|United States vs. Chile||Noon ET||Paris||Fox|
Then the team will have a few days to recover until their final match on Thursday, June 20.
|THURSDAY, JUNE 20||TIME||VENUE||TV|
|United States vs. Sweden||3 p.m. ET||Le Havre||Fox|
How to Catch the Action – Stream or Watch on TV:
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