Morgan scores five as U.S. open World Cup defence with record victory

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Morgan scores five as U.S. open World Cup defence with record victory

Thirteen times the United States of America team scored and 13 times they celebrated with gusto.

Whether it was because the final list of goal scorers was so long it had to be scrolled on the screen like movie credits, or because the USWNT elected to celebrate each and every goal as if they had just gotten chosen to be on The Price is Right, people immediately had a lot of big thoughts about what the game meant.

Three former players from Canada, which also sports one of the better women's teams in worldwide soccer, poured water on the USA victory by accusing them of a lack of class and humility as they continued to rejoice in racking up the score.

"I respect Thailand, I spoke to some of them afterwards and they should keep their heads up".

Kyle said the tweet would be her last comment on the issue. "For me it's disrespectful, it's disgraceful", Kyle, who retired in 2017 after winning 101 caps, said on air.

Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as the holders began their World Cup campaign with the largest margin of victory in either the men's or women's World Cup. Alex Morgan of the US celebrates scoring their twelfth goal with Megan Rapinoe and team mate. The Women's World Cup started on June 7 and is set to go on until July 7 with the US playing Chile and Sweden in the upcoming weeks.

"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 worldwide goals tweeted to her 679,000 followers.

"Imagine it being you out there", she added.

"This got humiliating at some point".

Yet, the reality is all it really did was show how ruthless the team are, not how good.

Here is an excerpt: "You want the Americans to impose the slaughter rule or patronize their opponents by pretending they didn't just tack another goal onto the scoreline?"

Former U.S. worldwide Alexi Lalas, another member of the panel, however, defended the Americans.

"We will try to get her back on the pitch before the end of the tournament, but we can´t make any predictions", said Voss-Tecklenburg, who described the 27 year-old as "irreplaceable".

The Americans set another tournament record with four goals in six minutes in the second half.

A full house for US games are not an issue. "This is the World Cup, not a rec league tournament", she wrote.

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