Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan brought the heat in the Women's World Cup opener against Thailand

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Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan and the U.S. women's national team made a historic statement in their Women's World Cup opening round win against Thailand on Tuesday.

The women's team's 13-0 win was a record margin of victory in the tournament. Morgan, a 29-year-old tour de force in professional women's soccer and the star player for the hometown Pride, scored a stunning five goals, tying the tournament record in the altogether ruthless, take-no-prisoners rout as the women's national team defends their 2015 title.

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