US Women's National Team: Alex Morgan Set To Shine At France 2019?

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United States broke the record for the biggest winning margin in the history of the Women's World Cup with a 13-0 victory over Thailand on Tuesday.

Tuesday's match was first of three matches for the the tournament's opening round.

Referees from the two Koreas united on the pitch last night at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup as they collaborated in the group stage clash between Cameroon and Canada. And once again at the head of the squad is Alex Morgan, one of the USA team's captains and starting forward.

This year, however, the spotlight is on as France hosts the women's World Cup.

American soccer player and 2015 World Cup victor Julie Ertz says her team is thinking mainly about two things: winning and increasing the sport's popularity.

Substitute Madelen Janogy ran through and smashed in the second goal in injury time to wrap up the win for the Swedes, the 2003 World Cup runners-up.

"And I think that support is coming".

With an average age of 29, the US squad is the oldest in the tournament. Out of the 18 USWNT players that played that day, 17 are on this World Cup roster, including Carli Lloyd who had a hat trick. Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O'Hara, Ali Krieger and Alex Morgan are all playing their third World Cup.

Sweden are in the same group here in France and they started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Chile in Rennes, but only after a long hold-up because of torrential rain which led to conditions deteriorating.

Meanwhile, European champions the Netherlands also got off to a winning start, but left it very late to beat New Zealand in Le Havre.

The Group F match at Roazhon Park was goalless when play was halted in the 72nd minute, with Chile forward Maria Urrutia having earlier been carried off on a stretcher following an awkward fall when going up for a header.

"For right now we really haven't talked about any of our opponents other than Thailand", Morgan said.

Yet, even with their success, the American women earn much less prize money than the less successful US men's team.

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