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SportsAlex Morgan comforted a crying Thai player after Team USA's 13-0 smackdown of Thailand in its first match of the World Cup

08:50  12 june  2019
08:50  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0 REIMS, France — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer's biggest tournament. "Obviously we have the utmost respect for everyone we play, but it's the World Cup," said captain Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan tied the tournament record with five goals and the United States opened with a historic 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night.

Getty Alex Morgan of the USA scores a goal which is disallowed for being offside during the 2019 FIFA Women' s World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France.

Getty Alex Morgan of the USA scores a goal which is disallowed for being offside during the 2019 FIFA Women' s World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France.

Alex Morgan comforted a crying Thai player after Team USA's 13-0 smackdown of Thailand in its first match of the World Cup© via Fox/FIFA

The U.S. Women's National Team got off to a rousing start at the 2019 World Cup, beating Thailand 13-0 in a game they dominated from start to finish.

Alex Morgan led the way, scoring five goals, then afterward, showed some good sportsmanship when she comforted an upset player on Thailand.

As the two sides shook hands after the match, Morgan was seen hugging Thailand's Miranda Nild, appearing to offer some words of encouragement as Nild got choked up.

According to Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, Morgan knows Nild, who, like Morgan, attended the University of California-Berkeley.

"I just met her in the hallway, so it's already friendly," Morgan told Wahl. "I introduced myself to her. I was the proactive one, so I already have the edge on that. I'm really excited to see some fellow Cal Bears … For Miranda, it's just such a great opportunity. She's a player that's shown really well with the Thai team."

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for USA against Thailand , her fifth of the night in a 13 - 0 victory in their opening match of the World Cup . Watch: Fifa Women' s World Cup - Morgan scores five as USA hit record 13 goals against Thailand . Euro 2020 qualifier: Belgium 3-0 Scotland - Reaction as Clarke slumps to first defeat.

Alex Morgan netted five goals for the United States to ignite their 2019 FIFA Women' s World Cup Morgan scored the defending champions' first goal of the tournament after 12 minutes and was However, the gulf in standards between the two teams took its toll on Thailand in the second half as

During and after the match there was some debate as to whether Team USA should have relented to keep from running up the score. After the match, many of Fox's analysts agreed that it is more disrespectful to an opponent stop trying.

The U.S. is set to play Chile next while Thailand faces Sweden.

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