DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado was well represented in the U.S. women’s national team record breaking opening game of the World Cup.
It didn’t take long for Lindsey Horan to celebrate her return to France. The U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder scored in the 32th minute in the opening game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup against Thailand.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: State Now Offering To Create Vaccination Events At Businesses
Horan grew up in Golden and played in Paris professionally at the age of 18 after deciding to forgo college.
Highlands Ranch’s Mallory Pugh made her World Cup debut at age 21 after coming on as a substitute in the 69th minute.
Nearly 20 minutes later, she scored goal #11 for the Americans.READ MORE: Mobile Home Park Residents Return Home As Barricaded Suspect Who Fired A Gun Surrenders To Aurora Police
Earlier, the team made history with its eighth goal marking the most ever scored in a World Cup match. Then, they furthered that record scoring 13 goals.
Alex Morgan’s five goals ties the single-game record in a Women’s World Cup match held by Michelle Akers (USA), CBS News reports.MORE NEWS: David Torrez Gets 45 Years After Shooting Estranged Wife's Companion 7 Times
USA shut out Thailand, 13-0.