Alex Morgan (second right) celebrates with her teammates after scoring one of her five goals in the USA's record-breaking 13-0 hammering of Thailand.
The U.S. national team won their 2019 World Cup opener at Stade August-Delaune on a lovely night in Reims.
Morgan tied Michelle Akers' record for World Cup goals, set in the quarterfinals against Taiwan in 1991.
So, it took 13 years of World Cup play for the men's team to do what the women's team did in one day.
"I'm happy just ignoring those comments", Morgan concluded.
Kyle agreed, saying: 'They're the No. 1 team in the world and for me, I'm disgusted, honestly'. CBS News detailed how the tiebreakers work in the World Cup.
Not that Thailand are necessarily minnows, as they sit 34th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, higher than six other sides competing at this World Cup.
The U.S. men's players association released a statement in March to say that they "fully support" the women's efforts to win equal pay.
"But the reality is we also believe we have more to do no doubt. So were going to stay humble and go back to work". Forward Miranda Nild, who went to Cal from 2015-18, has 12 goals in 17 appearances with Thailand. The US was up 7-0 before the first hour of the match. After her fourth, she proceeded to count out her total on her hands.
"A World Cup is about competing. It is about priming your players ready for the next game". If you're still questioning the USWNT's readiness for this tournament, think again.
"And for the celebrations, these are goals we have dreamt of our entire life". This will be an incredibly hard World Cup.
"This only game one".
Indeed, Srathongvian vowed that the team would improve from such an experience.
Can't imagine a better start for any team in the history of soccer.
The US said they there was no malice in their victory.
"We know where we are".
"We have to improve in every aspect".
The US were completely dominant in terms of technicality, physicality and gameplan. These US players are the reigning champions and bred to be winners; to be ruthless.
The thread which entwined female footballers around the world was that the battle for recognition and equality is ongoing. "She's a player that's shown really well with the Thai team". "This is a world championship".
"We will do our best in the next two games", she said. That game can be seen on FOX8. "I think we did that".
But many fans disagreed and said criticism of the women was sexist.