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Social Media Erupts After Alex Morgan Scores 5 Goals For Team USA In The Women's World Cup Opener

June 12, 2019, 9 a.m. (ET)


The U.S. women’s national team shattered Thailand in a 13-0 victory in its 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group F opener on Tuesday in Reims, France. Alex Morgan led the team with a record-tying, five-goal performance and three assists.

Former USWNT forward Michelle Akers originally set the record for most goals scored in a single match during the 1991 Women’s World Cup in a quarterfinals win against Taiwan. Team USA’s performance Monday was also the largest margin of victory in FIFA World Cup history. 

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Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle notably scored a brace each as well, while Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd added onto the already lengthy list of tallies with goals of their own.

See how fans and athletes alike celebrated the epic match on social media: