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Alex Morgan sets a scoring record and shakes World Cup

Alex Morgan sets a scoring record and shakes World Cup

It was the largest margin of victory in tournament history.

The 13-0 win over Thailand was the largest win at a World Cup in Federation Internationale de Football Association history - between both genders.

But the Americans' wild goal celebrations in such a one-sided game were not to everyone's taste. We have a responsibility to pay attention to the conversations that are happening, let them percolate and move them on.

"Personally I think if you're putting in as much work as you put in to get to a World Cup - and for a lot of those players that was their first World Cup goals - by all means celebrate", she said.

"I had a personal goal for three", she said smiling. "I never once said to never score as many goals as you can in a World Cup!"

"Alex is ready to take on a World Cup and really deliver", Wambach said before the tournament started. You score as many as you can and don't take the foot off the gas pedal! Thirteen times the United States of America team scored and 13 times they celebrated with gusto. "Everyone is allowed there [sic] opinions towards my thoughts 100 per cent but please leave the death threats!" But she had no issue with what happened.

Clare Rustad called it disgraceful. "I think we wouldn't back off either if were getting the goal-scoring opportunities". Several Americans have scored five times, but only Morgan and Michelle Akers, in 1991, have done so in a World Cup.

Morgan and her teammates were criticized not so much for running up the score - after all, a coach can remove only three players, the USA team is programmed to attack constantly and goal differential is the first tiebreaker at the end of the group stage - but for their goal celebrations.

"There are some teams here that, since the last World Cup, have only played a handful of games, or only the qualifiers".

The U.S. team cancelled a scheduled training session Wednesday.

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Many Twitter users also criticised the show of joy with the hashtag "UglyAmericans".

"We're at a World Cup and when it comes down to goal differential and winning games, they made their margin as big as they could".

'This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. "Celebrate. Would you tell a men's team to not score or celebrate?" she tweeted.

USA Today columnist Nancy Armour was unapologetic. "Go join the 6-year-olds in the park", she wrote. You literally just got here.

Retired American global Taylor Twellman, now an ESPN analyst, tweeted he had zero problems with the scoreline given "this is THE tournament BUT celebrating goals (like 9) leaves a sour taste in my mouth like many of you".

But more people have seemingly been talking about the way USWNT celebrated its goal spree than the way the team shellacked its opponent in the wake of the victory. I love it. But the soccer gods can be cruel and vindictive. "If US goes on to fail, their behavior will be on a loop", said Alexi Lalas, another former USA worldwide turned TV pundit.

The Americans play No. 39 Chile in Paris on Sunday.

The Thailand rout set a number of Women's World Cup records.

Morgan became the first player with five goals and three assists in the same match. For her to make a championship hers, in many ways, maybe scoring the goal isn't necessarily going to be the [aim]. After each team plays each other in the group stage, the top two teams of each group and the four best third-place teams advance to the round of 16.