USA catches heat for World Cup goal celebrations

The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory.

So, it took 13 years of World Cup play for the men's team to do what the women's team did in one day.

"I told her it's a dream of all of ours to play in a World Cup and to stay encouraged", Morgan said she told Nild.

'We really just came into the game really wanting to showcase ourselves, ' Morgan said. To put the victory in perspective: It was the most goals the US has scored in a single World Cup game.

Thailand have now lost three of their four Women's World Cup matches (W1).

Morgan said after the game: "Every goal matters in this tournament and that is what we were working on".

VAR had to be consulted in the 24th minute after Sam Mewis went down in the box, but no penalty was given.

US coach Jillian Ellis said the result was great confidence booster but did not want to get carried away with the emphatic nature of the win.

Lloyd also tied Birgit Prinz's record for longest goal-scoring streak in the Women's World Cup. The number one ranked women's football team in the world will be hoping for a similar performance as the one in 2015, when they won the competition.

Morgan, who consoled her upset opponents after the match, was modest after netting her five goals. "We know that all [our] players' experience can not be compared with them". "As a coach, I don't find it my job to harness my players".

"Games are games, and you've got to go out and play and compete, and a lot of this is about building momentum".

What: The U.S. Women's National Team will take on Thailand in Group F play at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The first Women's World Cup kicked off with a blowout.

"You're going up against a team that's their first time in the World Cup".

Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina.

"They were disappointed of course, they meant to make an impression in this first match and they were disappointed", coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian said through a translator. Get that win, and then get the equal pay you deserve!

Group rivals Sweden, who ousted the U.S. in the quarter-finals of the Rio Olympics three years ago, started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Chile in Rennes earlier in the day, but only after a hold-up because of torrential rain.

This is not the first time the Americans have been lambasted for running up a score against a weaker opponent and celebrating furiously along the way.


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