Commentators and fan on Twitter have slammed the US women’s soccer team for hugely celebrating each goal in their 13-0 defeat to Thailand.
The US women’s soccer team has been slammed for celebrating every goal
Describing the jubilation as unsporting and disgusting, the Women’s World Cup witnessed US Soccer Team thrashed Thailand in France on Tuesday Night and reacted to every goal they scored.
US Soccer Team thrashed Thailand in France on Tuesday Night
The substitutes had also joined arms and jumped up and down with wide smiles
Alex Morgan comforts Thailand’s Miranda Nild who cried after the thrashing
While the opposition players – Thailand were in tears as a result of their loss, they were however never a real threat to the US national team.
Fans described the jubilation as unsporting and disgusting
Even with that, the three times Women’s World cup champions had no mindset to go easy on an opponent in their opening game.
Accordingly, Alex Morgan knotted the tournament record with 5 goals and the United States soccer team opened with a historical 13-0 goal. Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis had added a pair of goals for the United State, and this broke the record for goals and margin of victory in the World Cup Universe.
Thailand players react with despair following their 13-0 loss to the United States in their Women’s World Cup
Alex Morgan celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal to make it 12-0
They however, did get criticized over their relentless attack and commenting on this, Morgan explained that the Americans meant no disrespect adding that they simply wanted to position themselves for a run at a second consecutive title.
Rose Lavelle celebrates with teammates after scoring one of her two goals
Many fans disagreed and said criticism of the women was sexist
Nattakarn Chinwong of Thailand was in tears after the humiliating defeat by the US
Players of USA celebrating their team’s first goal
Megan Rapinoe (USA) celebrates with fans after winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019
United States’ Mallory Pugh had taken the ball past Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing to score her team’s 11th goal
Alex Morgan of the US celebrates scoring the tenth goal of the game
“We really just came into the game really wanting to showcase ourselves,” Morgan said. “Every goal matters in this tournament and that’s what we were working on.” Morgan added.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe was the only player in the US women’s soccer team not to sing the national anthem before the match
The 33-year-old midfielder stood silent
Rapinoe stuck to her resolve not to sing the national anthem. She had told Yahoo Sports that she would ‘probably never sing or honor the national anthem again’
When the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ ended and players clapped, Rapinoe raised her fist in the air
Conversely, the substitutes had also joined arms and jumped up and down with wide smiles – while Thai players were left in tears.
Rapinoe controlling the ball during the game
Rapinoe celebrated after winning the France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group F football match between the USA and Thailand