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

01:30  12 june  2019
01:30  12 june  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco (born July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player , Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women' s World Cup champion.

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 beat Thailand 13-0 in their opening match of the World Cup.
  • After the match, Alex Morgan, who scored five goals, was seen comforting Thailand's Miranda Nild.
  • Nild and Morgan know each other as they both attended the University of California-Berkeley.
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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.

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In their World Cup history, team USA has never lost an opening game. One of the biggest names on the team is Carli Lloyd, who scored seven goals during the 2015 tournament. Alex Morgan is appearing in her third World Cup and has scored 101 goals with the team while totaling 40 assists in

At the 2011 World Cup , 22-year-old Alex Morgan —the youngest player on that U. S . World Cup roster—scored in the semi-final against France and scored again in the final against Japan. This was the spectacular introduction to one of the most prolific goal scorers in U. S . soccer history.

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."

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.

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Team USA forward Alex Morgan , center, and teammates take part in a training session ahead of The Americans still believe they have plenty to prove after their poorest showing in 13 So, this team enters Tuesday’ s Group F match against unfancied Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune motivated.

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

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