By Drew Kann, CNN
You’re forgiven if you thought that was an American football scoreline.
But no – that is really how badly the defending World Cup champion US Women’s National Team thrashed Thailand in their opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
While some took issue with the team’s celebrations as their lead reached double digits, it was just the latest ruthless display from the US women on soccer’s biggest stage — one they have ruled for most of the past 30 years.
Since 1991, there have been seven Women’s World Cups. The US has won three of them, and are the favorites to win their fourth this year in France.
They have never finished worse than third at the World Cup.
Meanwhile, the US men are currently 30th in FIFA’s world rankings, while the women are the best in the world, and have never been worse than second in the history of the FIFA women’s rankings.