Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas says the US women are now bigger ‘villains’ with an even larger target on their backs after beating Thailand 13-0

The United States defeated Thailand, 13-0, in the 2019 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. The team has been met with criticism for running up the score and celebrating late goals. Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas defended the team’s behavior but noted that this makes them the ‘villains’ of the tournament going forward.  Follow all of our Women’s World Cup coverage here. Visit for more stories.

The United States Women’s National Team has been held to both praise and criticism after defeating Thailand, 13-0, on Tuesday in the team’s opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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