If people didn’t know about Rose Lavelle before, they certainly do now.
The U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder put the USA up 2-0 in the 20th minute with a 25-yard left-footed blast, one which Thailand goalkeeper Sukana Charoenying couldn’t keep out. It was Lavelle’s first World Cup goal and second goal of 2019.
Before Lavelle’s goal, Alex Morgan connected on a header off a cross from Kelley O’Hara on the right to put the USWNT in front in the 13th minute. The goal was coming, especially with Thailand defending so deep in their own box.