The US women's team set in a 13-0 victory against Thailand in the opening match in Reims a World Cup record. Despite the praise for their performance, the team was also criticized for their celebration.
Forward Alex Morgan scored an unbelievable 10 goals in the second half at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, giving him the biggest advantage at a FIFA World Cup for men and women.
But as the defending of the defending champions poured in, and some observers had problems with the US players continuing to celebrate as they lined up double-digit numbers against the unfortunate Thais.
The former Canadian international Clare Rustad described the continued celebrations as "completely unnecessary" and said they exhibited a lack of "grace" against their opponents , [1
"Celebrating goals later in the game is completely unnecessary What is it?"
Forward Morgan scored her goal on her fingers as the US players continued to play happily, even though the score exceeded 10-0.
Former Canadian international Kaylyn Kyle, who won more than 100 internationals for her country, struck the scenes as "disgusting".
"You are the # 1 in Canada." The world and for me I'm honestly disgusted.
"You are competing against a team that is attending the World Cup for the first time and are simply happy to be in. Celebrate, I understand, like a Mallory Pugh [who scored on her World Cup debut].
"But these people count their goals, that … it's embarrassing to celebrate when it's eight, nine, ten.
" I said in foreplay , yes, you want to score a lot of goals, yes, you want to score because of the goal difference. But there is a way and that is not the way for me.
These views were partially backed by the Internet when others called on the US team for failing to veto their festivities despite long opposition.
The goal celebrations of #USWNT at 9-0, 10-0, 11-0 are overboard so why are they still trying to score at all? I'm on # teamthailand at this time
– Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) June 11, 2019
However, the US players were not remorseful when five-goal star Morgan said: "With the scoreline tonight, we have to look at the group stage as every goal counts.
"It was important that we continue, knowing that every goal could play a role."
USA Legend Abby Wambach also supported the team and tweeted that "is the first World Cup goal for some players, and they should be excited.
[1 9459004]" Imagine This is your dream to play at a World Cup and then score points Celebrating Would you tell a men's team that they should not score or celebrate? "
For all, For many players, this is the first World Cup goal and they should be excited Imagine you are out there This is your dream to play in a World Cup and then score. Would you tell a men's team that they should not score or celebrate?
– Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 11, 2019
They are celebrating their last goals while acknowledging that it is completely understandable, d A professional athlete who has worked for his entire life for something probably just tends to just celebrate. It's okay.
– Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) June 12, 2019
Wambach's attempt to include the men's game in the discussion was rejected by some, believing that male players were French star players Paul Pogba – would have been mockingly ridiculed if they continued to celebrate when the score was in double digits.
Got it hot: If any CONCACAF or AFC minnow had somehow slipped into the men's World Cup and put France 13 on top, and Pogba I celebrated the 13th as if it was the first one, we would ABSOLUTELY one call unsportsmanlike git.
– Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) June 12, 2019
Next up for the US on Sunday, Chile lost their first game against Sweden 2-0.
The Chileans are ominous in the FIFA Women's Ranking five places below Thailand.