USA vs Thailand in the US Women’s World Cup proved to be, well, lets say a “mismatch”. Going in, I think everyone knew that the US’ class would be beyond what Thailand could even think about being able to handle. But what can we learn from this trouncing. And was it fair to Thailand to keep scoring when the outcome of the match was well decided?
Goals. Goals and more Goals. Regardless of the level of your opponent, you want to make sure you’re starting the match sharp. Especially, in a competition like the Women’s World Cup. So it’s safe to say that the US Women showed they’re sharp on the offensive side of the ball. The goal scorers included the following:
Alex Morgan – 5
Rose Lavelle – 2
Sam Mewis – 2
Lindsey Moran – 1
Megan Rapinoe – 1
Mallory Pugh – 1
Carly Lloyd – 1
That’s a lot of goals. Unfortunately, I think it’s my opinion that a lot of them were due to the just overall poor quality of the Thailand team. But still a lot to be proud of for the Americans. The competition will only get tougher, so it’s important for them to keep focus.
Ummmmmmmmmm????? Can’t really say there are any negatives in this match for the US Women’s team. Maybe, just maybe the level of competition was so bad they won’t come out vs Chile on Sunday, June 16th? That’s about all I can throw out there in terms of finding any kind of bad coming out of this match.
Did The US Go Too Far?
So 13-0, huh? It was 3-0 at the half. Who thinks the US went too far by piling on 10 goals in the second half? Comment below and let me know what you think.
I think it’s fine. I mean, the US Women’s World Cup is the pinnacle soccer competition when it comes to women’s soccer. The Americans are no doubt in it to win it. And they got their all important first three points.
But yeesh! Poor Thailand. You could see their souls just being crushed as goal after goal was let in. This was also verified by the tears of the Thailand players post game.
Start The Alex Morgan Golden Boot Train
So it’s safe to say that Alex Morgan is off to a great start for the Women’s World Cup’s Golden Boot award. For those that don’t know, that award goes to the player in the competition who nets the most number of goals. I mean, I’d be impressed with netting five goals in the entire tournament. But five in one game shows us that it’s now Alex Morgan’s award to lose.
What’s Next For The US Women’s Team
The next match: Vs Chile – Sunday, June 16th at 12:00pm EST. Televised on Fox
Current Group F Standings: