The US women's 13-0 defeat of Thailand to kick off their title defense at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday was met with confidence, but was also criticized by some who thought the team had shown poor sportsmanship by She continued scoring goals and scored in front of a goal already defeated opponents.
Tuesday's result was the biggest blow in the history of the tournament. Alex Morgan scored five goals in a dominating victory for the Americans.
"0.0 Problem with the goal line as this is THE tournament, BUT it celebrates goals (like # 9) leave a sour taste in my mouth like many of you curious to see if anyone apologizes for this aftermath. USWNT #FIFAWWC "tweeted Taylor Twellman, an ESPN football analyst and former New England Revolution and US men's national player.
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Other sports begin and former football stars have also weighed.
"I would soften the 9th goal celebration, but it's just me," tweeted Maximiliano Bretos, play-by-play spokesman for the Los Angeles Football Club.
"The target celebrations of #USWNT on 9-0, 1
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP  Other commentators said they found embarrassing women's games and celebrations.
US women's football coach Jill Ellis said her players had not considered withdrawing because they did not respect their opponents.
As a coach, I do not think it's my job to curb my players, "Ellis told The Wall Street Journal. That's what they dreamed about. I respect Thailand, I have talked to some of them afterwards and they should do it. That is part of the growth of the game.
While the team was criticized by some, it had more than its share of defenders.
"For those who have problems with many goals: For some players, this is their first goal and they should be excited Imagine you're out there, that's your dream of playing in a World Cup and then to score the squad of the 2015 US Women's World Cup.
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The footballer Eniola Aluko defended women's performance and She said it was her job to "win, not make football" soothing for you. "
The US play against Chile on Sunday and then against Sweden next week.
Ryan Gaydos of Fox News contributed to this report.