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

Wambach defends United States of America after 13-0 humiliation of Thailand

Wambach defends United States of America after 13-0 humiliation of Thailand

On Tuesday, the U.S. women's soccer team dismantled Thailand 13-0 in the World Cup opener for both teams.

Seven different players scored in the USWNT opening match against Thailand and Alex Morgan's five goals tied a USWNT record.

US women thrashed Thailand by 13 goals as Alex Morgan and Co run riot to set new World Cup record.

"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", the scorer of a record 184 global goals tweeted to her 679,000 followers. Imagine it being you out there.

"We have the utmost respect for everyone we play but it's the World Cup and that's part of it".

"You celebrate when you score a goal", he said.

She also questioned whether there was an element of sexism in the criticism. "The players were really disappointed as they wanted to do better than this", said Nuengrutai, who must figure out a way to restore the team's pride in time for their second match with Olympic silver medallists Sweden on Sunday. This is a call to @FIFAcom to do more and give more resources for some of these countries.

The Allianz Riviera in Nice will host France's second World Cup test against Norway and decide in which order these teams-provided both qualify-will proceed into the last 16. To take the most egregious example, in 40 years of watching men's soccer, I can't recall any celebration of a late goal in a rout that compares with Megan Rapinoe's over-the-top celebration of goal number nine, which you can watch here.

Morgan took her goal tally at global level to 106 with her well-taken haul, while Samantha Mewis added a double and was involved in setting up another two goals. Later, in high school, "she was a three-time all-league pick and was named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)", according to her Wikipedia page. Stop judging these women with patriarchal glasses.

U.S. Soccer officials have disputed allegations of gender-based pay discrimination, as well as the lawsuit's assertions that the women's national team generates more revenue for the federation than the men's team.

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