The U.S. Women's National Team defeated Thailand, 13-0, in group play at the 2019 World Cup, raising questions about sportsmanship. The outcry, however, is misdirected and misses the root cause of the disparity between the programs.
The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) opens up group play against Thailand in the first step toward defending its championship title. Alex Morgan and head coach Jill Ellis discuss the match against Thailand.
Brad Smith is the team photographer for the U.S. Women's National Team. Smith is embedded with the team, traveling and documenting the team through every training session, friendly, and tournament. In addition, he shoots games in the National Women Soccer League (NWSL) and college. Our Game Magazine spoke with Smith and we had a wide-ranging discussion that covered how he got started with photography, the equipment he uses, technique, and his favorite moments.
United States head coach Jill Ellis says the defending champions will be attacking, not defending the World Cup after the draw was made for next summer’s tournament in Paris. The U.S. was placed into Group F alongside Thailand, Chile, and familiar foes Sweden, ensuring an encounter between the sides for a fifth World Cup group stage in a row.
Jill Ellis says she won’t “dwell” on the USA’s performance against Scotland and will now look ahead to 2019 and the final countdown to her side’s defense of the Women’s World Cup in France. The U.S. closed out an undefeated 2018 with a tight 1-0 win over host Scotland.