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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:36 PM

U.S. Demolishes Thailand In Historic, Near-Perfect 2019 Women's World Cup Opener

2019 World Cup opener
The most simplistic would be the score: USA 13, Thailand 0 – a record margin of victory at the Women’s World Cup.

But no single stat can do this bloodbath justice. No single description can explain just how excellent and ruthless the U.S. was.
The Americans battered and bullied and outpaced and outplayed their overmatched opponents. Which wasn’t unexpected. But the extent of their dominance was still jarring. It was almost cringeworthy.
It was, in so many ways, the perfect World Cup start.
USWNT’s breakout stars get their goals

A matchup with Thailand was an ideal opportunity to ease World Cup debutants onto the big stage. Not that Lindsey Horan or Rose Lavelle needed to be eased into anything. But if there were any worries about nerves, they were quickly quashed.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/usa-womens-soccer-thailand-win_n_5d001358e4b0755103993224

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Reply U.S. Demolishes Thailand In Historic, Near-Perfect 2019 Women's World Cup Opener (Original post)
mfcorey1 Jun 11 OP
genxlib Jun 11 #1
poli-junkie Jun 11 #2
demmiblue Jun 11 #6
jberryhill Jun 11 #3
malaise Jun 11 #4
jberryhill Jun 11 #5
malaise Jun 11 #8
erpowers Jun 11 #9
erpowers Jun 11 #7
malaise Jun 11 #11
nocoincidences Jun 11 #10

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. Spoiler Alert Damn It!

Some of us have to work and have it on DVR.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:43 PM

2. PLEASE NO SPOILERS!

Many people record games to be viewed later.

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:01 PM

6. Usually people have more common sense. n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:46 PM

3. Is there a way to enjoy a victory without demeaning the opponent?


What unsportsmanlike rhetoric.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:47 PM

4. That's a ridiculous report

Thailand sucks - nothing can be taken from this match other than the US team slaughtered a sub par team. Sorry. The USA team is a great side.
At least Brazil only gave my team 4-0

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 05:59 PM

5. But it's great to have "battered and bullied and outpaced and outplayed" a small Asian country


Obviously instead of taking on Vietnam, we should have "slaughtered" Thailand.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:11 PM

8. LOL

Well the English always treat WC football as war so why not

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:11 PM

9. Funny

I thought your comment was funny. Maybe I should not have thought it was funny, but I did.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:10 PM

7. I Agree

I saw TV commentators saying something similar to the win was a good showing by the United States team. It was a nice win, but I am not sure it can really tell anyone anything about Team USA.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

11. The US did and overdid what it was required to do

Destroy a sub par team

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

10. Blame the male sports writers for the language.

It does not reflect the performance of the US Team. They were NOT bullies, and they spent some energy comforting Thai players after the game.

It is not a sign of respect to the other team to not give your best performance.

If you watched the game you know the truth.

This is not war...Vietnam...it's a game and it has rules, and the US plays it well. In fact, they are the best. No apologies needed from them.

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