When the U.S. Women’s National Team comes to play they mean business—in their 2019 World Cup debut today they not only crushed the competition, they broke the record for biggest World Cup win ever with a USWNT score against Thailand of 13-0. Remember this moment: the Women’s National team just made sports history—again.
The USWNT is the highest ranked women’s soccer team in the world. They already have three World Cup titles under their belt and, despite the fact that women’s soccer has become more competitive than ever, they’re confident they’ll clinch a fourth title this summer in France. “This team has always found a way to win no matter what the circumstances,” forward Carli Lloyd, told Glamour in an interview last month. “We step out onto the field and we give it our all. We all come together and we find a way to lift that trophy.”
Odds are looking pretty damn good after their first match of the 2019 World Cup. For 90 minutes on the field, the women of the U.S. National Team were relentless, pummeling Thailand with goal after goal—five of which came in the last 11 minutes of the game. The 13-0 win against Thailand was the biggest win in the history of the World Cup—men’s or women’s, according to CBS Sports.
The overall score wasn’t even the only record-setting moment of the match: co-captain Alex Morgan scored five goals, tying the Women’s World Cup record for goals scored by a player in a single game. Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored, sealing the record-breaking victory.
The win prompted reactions from people on Twitter—including Senator and democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand—who referenced the sexism the team has faced.
The USWNT plays their next match against Chile this Sunday, June 16 and they’ve already made it clear: the USWNT is here to bring home their fourth World Cup title.