Women's World Cup goals 2019: USWNT's Alex Morgan still leads Golden Boot race

U.S. women's national team striker Alex Morgan is far and away the favorite to take home the Golden Boot at the 2019 Women's World Cup, and how could she not be after scoring five in the first game? The American start does have some competition though with recent performances, but she has a goal lead in the race ahead of the USA's game against Chile on Sunday.

Here are the top scorers of the tournament so far:

• 5 goals scored ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽

  • Alex Morgan (United States)

The United States opened its Women's World Cup campaign on Tuesday with a record-setting 13-goal performance against Thailand. Alex Morgan scored five of the 13 goals on the night, matching Michelle Akers' single-game Women's World Cup record. Here's a look at her fifth goal:

• 4 goals scored ⚽⚽⚽⚽

  • Cristiane (Brazil)

Cristiane is Brazil's second all-time leading women's goal scorer and came up big against Jamaica in the first game when the team needed her the most after Marta was unable to play the opening match due to injury. Here are the match highlights:

She went on to add another goal in the 3-2 loss to Australia on Thursday and appears to be Morgan's top competition for the award. 

3 goals scored ⚽⚽⚽

  • Cristiana Girelli (Italy)

Girelli tossed herself into the goal scorer race with a hat trick against Jamaica. She had nine career goals for the national team entering this game and boosted it greatly with her clinical showing. 

• 2 goals scored ⚽⚽

  • Eugenie Le Sommer (France)
  • Wendie Renard (France)
  • Jennifer Hermoso (Spain)
  • Barbara Bonansea (Italy)
  • Rose Lavelle (United States)
  • Sam Mewis (United States)
  • Aurora Galli (Italy)
  • Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands)

• 1 goal scored ⚽

There are 33 different players that have scored one goal in this tournament, while there have also been four own goals.

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