United States of America 13-0 Thailand

Alex Morgan and the USWNT open the Women's World Cup against Thailand

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The U.S. women's national team got its World Cup defense off to a flying start on Tuesday, blowing past Thailand with a record-breaking 13-0 win.

However, Morgan was ruled offside, and the goal was taken off the board. Carli Lloyd capped off the night with the final goal in injury time, a three-minute period that must have felt like three hours for the Thailand players.

Morgan was involved in the second goal, too, playing a neat one-two with Rose Lavelle before the latter produced a 20-yard effort that Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying could only fumble into the back of the net. Switzerland beat Ecuador 10-1 in 2015 and there was Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007. Alex Morgan scored a record-tying five goals and 21-year-old Mallory Pugh scored off of the bench in her Women's World Cup debut.

The last time they played, it got ugly.

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Alex Morgan delivered five goals in the match, which was tied for the most in Women's World Cup history with fellow American Michelle Akers who did it in 1999 against Chinese Taipei. But now the United States, and, in a way, Thailand, have the record for highest-scoring game in Women's World Cup history.

That first Mewis goal was also a milestone for the Women's World Cup.

Carli Lloyd earned her 275th cap for the U.S. in their win over Thailand, moving her to fourth on the all-time list. The United States and Thailand are in Group F alongside Sweden and Chile.

The top two teams in each of the six groups will qualify automatically for the last 16, along with the four best third-placed sides.

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