Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

USWNT celebrations against Thailand

USWNT celebrations against Thailand

It was the largest margin of victory in tournament history. It's the World Cup. Forward Miranda Nild was found in tears after the final whistle - and star of the night, Alex Morgan, took it upon herself to console her opponent. "As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played", a statement from the organization said. Every goal matters in this tournament and so that's what we were working on in this game.

Rustad said on Canadian TV: 'Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary.

"For me it's disrespectful, it's disgraceful".

Former Canada global Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats after calling the United States "disrespectful and disgraceful" for their celebrations in their 13-0 mauling of Thailand.

"To the people sending me death threats, let me set the record STRAIGHT!", she said.

"I didn't love 'em", Danny Kanell said on Wednesday's edition of the "Kanell & Bell" podcast.

"We played against the Americans before where you have a player like Christine Sinclair scoring three goals and she would never even think about counting how many goals she has on one hand", Kyle said.

On the broadcast, Kyle didn't criticize the USWNT for running up the score, but she did call them out for excessively celebrating the goals after it was already 8-0. "Everyone is allowed their opinions towards my thoughts 100 percent but please leave the death threats!"

Rapinoe stopped kneeling but she told Yahoo last month that she would not sing during the anthem.


Seven different players scored for the Americans, tying Germany for the most in a World Cup match.

American star Alex Morgan grabbed five goals while Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis netted twice each and Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also got on the scoresheet in the Group F encounter watched by more than 18,000.

The U.S. team is here to win a World Cup.

"The @USWNT is #1 in the world & contributes higher revenues for @USSoccer than the men's team, but they're still paid a fraction of what the men earn", Warren wrote on her official Twitter page.

After Rapinoe knelt, U.S.

This is their first World Cup and I'm so proud of them. Imagine it being you out there.

Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. slides to control the ball during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between US and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims, France on June 11, 2019.

Thailand's deflated coach Nuengruethai Sathongwien said she had no excuses, adding: "We accept that they are better".

USA Today columnist Nancy Armour was unapologetic.

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