Women’s World Cup

By Kelvin Kirwa

USA fires record-breaking goals Past Thailand. Prolific striker Alex Morgan, netted five goals as United States began their Women’s World Cup defense in style. They routed with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand in Reims.

The reigning champions had to wait four days to start their campaign but produced an ominous performance that doubled as the biggest win in tournament history, surpassing Germany’s 11-0 trouncing of Argentina in 2007.

Morgan took her goal tally at the international level to 106 with her well-taken haul, while Samantha Mewis added a double and was involved in setting up another two goals.

Jill Ellis’ side had the three points in the bag with a 3-0 lead at half time impressively. They did not let up after the break against the Thailand side who were well and truly out of their depth with the second half ending in truly embarrassing fashion for the underdogs.