World Cup 2019 – USWNT pummels Thailand 13-0

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Reims- Group F saw it’s first of three day group action on Tuesday, which put defending World Cup Champions, the United States on the field to take on Thailand. It was a game that the US was anticipated to win, but some times, these types of games can be trap games. That was not the case, when the referee blew the whistle following the four minutes of stoppage time, Jill Ellis saw her USWNT on the right side of the most lopsided victory in World Cup history with a score of 13-0.

12 minutes in, Alex Morgan found the net for her first of five goals on the day, tying the great Michelle Aker’s record in a Women’s World Cup game. Thailand was able to hold the US to a 3-0 halftime lead (20′ – Rose Levelle, 32′ – Lindsey Horan), and then the levy broke.

This was a statement game, as I stated earlier, this could’ve been a trap game. If you watch sports, this happens all the time when a powerhouse team plays down to an inferior team and finds themselves on the business side of a loss. Coach Ellis made sure this wasn’t the case and never called off the dogs and kept attacking. Was it too much? Some think so, but as Abby Wambach stated on Twitter, it’s never enough.

https://twitter.com/AbbyWambach/status/1138545874601164801

When you play professional sports, you play to win. What would be disrespectful is if the United States stopped playing at 100% and started playing the possession game. Should Megan Rapinoe have celebrated the way she did after scoring the ninth goal of the game? Yes, she absolutely should have. It is not the USWNT fault that Thailand did not show up, to play. This is the same Thailand team that lost a 2016 friendly, 9-0; they had three years to prepare for a potential match-up in the World Cup.

Morgan – 12′, 53′, 79′, 81′, 87′
Lavelle – 20′, 56′
Horan – 32′
Mewis – 50′, 54′
Rapinoe – 79′
Pugh – 85′
Lloyd – 90′ + 3′

Saturday at 12pm EST, the United States takes on Chile, who lost to Sweden 2-0, in the second match of the group stage.

Danny Bennetthttps://wyretap.com
Former USA Today writer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WyreTap CEO, life-long sports fan. "Old school" hip-hop aficionado. My thoughts are my own and not reflective of those associated with WyreTap Media, LLC .

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