Soccer Community Lashes Out Against US Women For Celebrating During Blowout

Soccer Community Lashes Out Against US Women For Celebrating During Blowout

It was off-putting to some who thought the USA "ran up the score" or should have stopped celebrating each goal.

"Not every federation gives the same financial effort to their women's side, and that's unfortunate, but I hope that this World Cup, with it being the largest audience of a World Cup thus far, it's great to see quality games and obviously quality teams".

The United States were already 3-0 up at half time. 10 of the 13 goals were scored in the second half, the most ever scored in one half of a World Cup match. And, if you weren't paying attention, Morgan recorded five goals in this match, tying Michelle Akers's record.

"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is their first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", former US teammate Abby Wambach tweeted.

To put it simply, the United States had better funding and better players playing for better club teams in a better (and better-funded) league than its opponents. "We've got two more games to play and we need to bounce back". Celebrate, I get it, like a Mallory Pugh.

"There are some teams here that, since the last World Cup, have only played a handful of games, or only the qualifiers".

To the the more educated ones, this was necessary in a tournament where goal differential is the first tiebreaker when it comes to advancing out of pool play. "They'll improve from here", said Rapinoe. But we've got more to do, stay humble and go back to work.

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It was understood that the top-ranked Americans would likely trounce Thailand, ranked 34th in the world, and possibly No. 39 Chile, which is making its World Cup debut.

Carli Lloyd (C) of the United States celebrates her scoring with Megan Rapinoe (R) during the Group F match between the United States and Thailand at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in Reims, France, June 11, 2019. This is their first World Cup and I'm so proud of them.

Thailand's manager Nuengrutai Srathongvian did not believe the team's opponents were morally wrong to continue to press for goals until the end.

USA coach Jill Ellis said of the win, "For these players, four years now some of them have been working, some of them even longer, I don't find it my job to go and harness my players and rein them in".

"I've had five scored past me and that was a heavy blow". In the 49th minute, Rapinoe bested her defender to get a pass over to Mewis who took a shot that deflected off a Thai defender and snuck in just inside the near post.

"We have the utmost respect for everyone we play but it's the World Cup and that's part of it". She has to be the best at what she does to even play in one. But her career ended after the USWNT suspended her in August 2016 after she referred to the Sweden team as "a bunch of cowards" following its defeat of the the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics.

But Solo did praise USA midfielder Carli Lloyd for something she did after Tuesday's game.

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