Alex Morgan scored five as the holders started their title defence in sensational fashion
Alex Morgan equalled the highest individual tally in one match at the tournament with five goals as the holders began their title defence in devastating fashion.
Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis grabbed two apiece, while Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also netted to better Germany’s 11-0 win over Argentina in 2007.
In a show of ruthlessness, the USA took a 3-0 lead into the half-time break before pressing down on the accelerator.
They scored four times in 10 minutes in the second-half, before adding another six goals in the final 16 minutes of the game.
Several Thailand players were clearly upset at the full-time whistle, with forward Suchawadee Nildhamrong in tears, and some of the Americans attempted to console their opponents.
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Their previous best result in the competition came in 1991 with a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
The USA will take some beating in France after their seventh consecutive victory on the international stage.
They have scored a staggering 36 goals in the process, keeping five successive clean sheets.