U.S. women's side slammed for too much celebrating in 13-0 rout


The United States women's soccer team re-wrote FIFA's record books on Tuesday with their 13-0 drubbing of Thailand in their opening game of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The Group F result was the largest margin of victory in either the men's or women's World Cup.

Day 5 of the Women's World Cup sees the defending champions begin their title defense, two Top 10 teams looking to prove they're contenders to win it all, and the first round of group matches conclude. She now ties with Michelle Akers' previous World Cup record set in 1991. "Every goal matters in this tournament and that's what we were working on".

The group-leading US, who had a 39-2 shot advantage to improve to 6-0-2 in World Cup openers, next faces Chile before playing Sweden in its last match before the knockout rounds begin. You have the support of a nation behind you.

"She's a quality player and to stay encouraged through this tournament, because she's living out a dream that most girls and women don't get to".

Ellis made some lineup moves for the match in the absence of defender Becky Sauerbrunn, who the team said was held out as a precaution with a minor quad injury.

"It is a tournament and goal difference matters so at the end of the day, you can't feel bad for scoring as many goals as possible in whatever game you're playing", USA right back Kelley O'Hara said.

The United States scored its first goal in the 12th minute, took a commanding three-goal lead in halftime, then erupted for four goals in a six-minute stretch of the second half to rout Thailand 13-0 at Staude Auguste-Delaune.

"Honestly, you're going up against a side that is the first time in the World Cup, they're just happy to be there..."

The last time they played, it got ugly. Afterward, former US goalkeeper Hope Solo called Sweden "cowards" for bunkering on defense.

The US returns to action on Sunday against Chile.

In the last meeting between the teams, Sweden ousted the United States in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics.

Sweden defeated Chile 2-0 earlier on Tuesday in Rennes, a match that featured a 40-minute weather delay.