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How the U.S. Beat Thailand, 13-0, at the Women’s World Cup

The United States posted its biggest victory ever at the World Cup on Tuesday, opening the defense of its 2015 title with a 13-0 annihilation of overmatched Thailand in Reims, France.

It was the largest margin of victory ever at the World Cup, and the most goals scored in a single World Cup match. The Americans outshot Thailand, 39-2.

Alex Morgan scored five goals, tying a team record, and Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis each had two. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd — two minutes into second-half injury time — completed the rout.