"I would have hoped they could have won with humility and grace, but celebrating goals eight, nine, 10 the way they were doing was really unnecessary", Rustad said. And I couldn't have dreamt of scoring five goals in a World Cup.
But the 33-year-old Rapinoe said the champions were happy to snatch the goals record from Germany as they go in search of their fourth world title. Morgan scored five goals during the match. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game. But I don't think anyone was prepared for this. Morgan counted her tally with her hands and Megan Rapinoe danced around the pitch after scoring her team's ninth goal of the evening. CBS News detailed how the tiebreakers work in the World Cup. It's about building momentum.
Rapinoe, interviewed on FOX Sports on Wednesday, also addressed the criticism. "It was an explosion of joy", she said. "We always want to have any world record and anything we can get over the Germans, we'll take it".
Alex Morgan of the US celebrates scoring her team's 12th goal against Thailand along with Megan Rapinoe. The win wasn't much of a surprise, given the team's relative rankings, but the USA team was criticized for celebrating every one of their 13 goals. Morgan offered encouragement to forward Miranda Nild, who like Morgan played college soccer at Cal.
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Just imagine how that record-setting 13-0 victory over Thailand will play at a jury trial. Or if they do win, they better be quiet about it. The team feel great; having our pre-camp at the Tottenham training facility really helped us continue to build together. The reason there is no mercy rule is because goal differential is used as a tiebreaker for teams to advance to the knockout stage.
"We've got enough experience in our team to know this is a twist and turn, up and down, roller coaster ride". That's part of growing the game, this is their second time in the World Cup and they'll improve from here. The game with Chile is set for Sunday in Paris. "It just became an exercise in target practice for the United States". It is their first meeting since the Swedes ousted the Americans from the 2016 Olympics in the quarterfinals - the team's earliest exit ever.
But Solo did praise USA midfielder Carli Lloyd for something she did after Tuesday's game.
The United States did have its defenders, including a familiar one. "When you look at the scoreline it's high, but when you're playing in a World Cup every single goal may count, that's what we were told before the game and that's why we had to keep going". It's going to be pure entertainment listening to federation president Carlos Cordeiro stammer out an explanation on the witness stand of why this team, which is nothing short of an American damn treasure, isn't worth equal coin to a men's squad that can't beat Jamaica.