Megan Rapinoe Responds To Criticism Over USWNT Goal Celebration

Carrie Guzman
June 13, 2019

'This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. "As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played", a statement from the organization said.

Former U.S. men's worldwide Taylor Twellman, meanwhile, voiced his displeasure with the celebrations.

"Because I'm as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don't get to tell me if I can be here or not", she told Yahoo News.

On Tuesday, when the USWNT beat Thailand 13-0, they officially scored more points in a single game than the USA men's team has in every World Cup appearance since 2006 combined.

"As a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that", she said.

The U.S. women's national team has been slammed for its celebrations against Thailand, with current Canadian national team star Diana Matheson saying USWNT manager Jill Ellis should be embarrassed at her team's antics. I think the National Football League does it.

After calling the United States "disrespectful" for their celebrations against Thailand, Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats.

"For me, it's disrespectful and disgraceful".

The USWNT has garnered quite a lot of criticism in the hours following their 13-0 win over Thailand that included numerous goal celebrations. "I am speechless. The ball just bounced my way today, and I am looking forward to the next game", said Morgan after the game.

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The U.S.'s next World Cup match is against Chile on Sunday at Paris' Parc des Princes.

"This got humiliating at some point".

"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there [sic] first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", Wambach tweeted. "If US goes on to fail, their behavior will be on a loop", said Alexi Lalas, another former USA global turned TV pundit.

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Morgan became the first player with five goals and three assists in the same match.

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

According to the Times, Thailand women's team players reported making anywhere between $5,000 to $6,300 dollars on the high end, while the us women reported earnings between $167,000 to $350,000.

The top five finishers at the Asian qualifier advanced to the 24-team World Cup.

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