USA v Thailand | Group Stage 2019
It’s all told in the scoreline. The owners saw their merely amazing ruthless and clinical performance as a record victory. Alex Morgan recorded the objectives for a game that Michelle Akers set in 1991, and a fresh women’s World Cup benchmark for the US seven distinct goal scorers in the evening. They had to wait for the phase in 2019, but it was definitely worth waiting for.
“Every team that is here has been fantastic to get to this point. To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against them. It’s a tournament where goal differential is a criteria. A lot of this is about building momentum and so as a coach I don’t find it my job to rein my players in. This is what they’ve dreamt about. I respect Thailand, I spoke to some of them afterwards and they should keep their heads up. This is part of the growth of the game.”
– Jill Ellis, USA coach
The Thai defensive line looked exhausted after the break and could not contain Alex Morgan, USA’s main goalkeeper. Despite this outcome, Thai players have certainly learned a great deal at this time from playing No1 in the globe. In the next match against Sweden in Nice, they can hopefully bounce back.
“I’m feeling in peak form right now. The preparation days before this, I think the team in general was feeling great. Having the pre-camp at the Tottenham training facility helped us build more together and united. Me personally, I feel great.”
– Alex Morgan, Visa Player of the Match
All the firearms were prepared for an enormous declaration, and that was exactly what this American team had done. They’re starving for objectives and starving to win. Alex Morgan was the star with five objectives this evening. This is an enormous consequence for the tournament team to move forward. This team will be guided by a good, powerful and reliable Ms Morgan if she jumps on and lets her guide them. Jill Ellis must be satisfied with their manner of playing tonight, in general.
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