Empowerment

USWNT Scores Record 13 Goals at Women’s World Cup

 

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team shattered records at the 2019 World Cup in a 13-0 win against Thailand.

In their first 2019 FIFA match, the U.S. women’s team clinched the record for most goals scored in a World Cup, men’s or women’s. Their win also breaks the World Cup record for biggest margin of victory.  

In its first game of group play, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team scored nine goals in the second half. Five goals were scored by Alex Morgan, tying a 1992 record for most goals scored by a player in a single match.

In March 2019, the U.S. women’s soccer team sued its employer for equal pay. It’s demanding equal pay and treatment from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

“Here’s an idea: If you win 13-0—the most goals for a single game in World Cup history— you should be paid at least equally to the men’s team,” presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand stated on Twitter.

In court documents, the athletes pointed out that they play and win more games, earn more profits, and championship wins for the organization compared to the men’s team. And now, they can add more broken records to their list to the list of accomplishments.