Morgan was involved in the second goal, too, playing a neat one-two with Rose Lavelle before the latter produced a 20-yard effort that Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying could only fumble into the back of the net.
"Really respecting the game and what you've worked for is to do your best at ALL times", Wambach said.
"This is a big lesson".
"It was tough for us as several of our players were injured while the United States were at full strength". We must use the best 11 players against Sweden.More news: Universal fire destroyed masters of more than 500K titles
With each of the 24 teams in attendance having played one group game, Day 6 of the Women's World Cup will see hosts France try for a second win when they go up against pool rivals Norway, while Germany and Spain are set to collide in what could be a tight clash. "This is part of the growth of the game". This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup.
Alex Morgan tied a national record with five goals in the match. "They'll improve from here", said Rapinoe.
"Four days after the FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off. the tournament has reached an important milestone with over one million tickets having now been allocated to fans worldwide", soccer's governing body said in a statement. "It's embarrassing for the federations, and for FIFA as well", said Rapinoe as she reflected on the gulf between the world's top sides and the rest.
The FIFA Women's World Cup on June 11 was exciting with the USA defeating Thailand with a 13-0 score that was due in a large part to Alex Morgan, 29, who scored an incredibly impressive five goals in the match.More news: Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico
"I was hoping we'd beat Germany!"
One TV commentator said the win was so comprehensive that the U.S. should have stopped attacking late in the game, when the result wasn't in doubt.
"We always want to have any world record and anything we can get over the Germans, we'll take it".
Morgan took her goal tally at worldwide level to 106 with her well-taken haul, while Samantha Mewis added a double and was involved in setting up another two goals.More news: People Canceling Trips to Dominican Republic Amid Slew of Deaths