VIDEO: AMERICANS TAKE BASKETBALL-LIKE SCORELINE INTO FOOTBALL

VIDEO: AMERICANS TAKE BASKETBALL-LIKE SCORELINE INTO FOOTBALL

The Americans at the FIFA Women’s World Cup took goal scoring to the extreme when Thailand team was massacred on Tuesday night at Reims.

Mallory Pugh of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s eleventh goal

The 13-0 score line recorded against hapless Thailand recalls the type that could have been in a basketball game, the national sport of the Americans.

The 13-0 defeat of Thailand also set a new record winning at the 28-year old competition.

There were individual records too. Alex Morgan scored a record-leveling five goals by an individual. 

She becomes the fourth women to score a World Cup hat-trick for the USA. The three before her were Michelle Akers in the game against Chinese Taipei in 1991, Carin Gabarra in the 1991 defeat of Germany and Carli Lloyd in the 2015 defeat of Japan.

The match also produced a Women’s World Cup record of seven different scorers in one game.

Another player, Carli Lloyd has also now scored in five consecutive Women’s World Cup games.

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