I'm embarrassed. I was a female professional athlete. This did not sit well with former Canada star Kaylyn Kyle, who compared Morgan to an all-time great Canadian striker. And for me, I'm disgusted, honestly.
The team spent 10 days ensconced at Tottenham's training facility in North London before arriving in Reims, a city some 90 miles northeast of Paris that is the first World Cup stop for the United States. I respect Thailand. I celebrate that they're here.
But the Americans' wild goal celebrations in such a one-sided game were not to everyone's taste.
The Americans poured on the goals and defeated Thailand 13-0 - the biggest blowout in the tournament's history.Alex Morgan delivered five goals in the match, which was tied for the most in...
"We will do our best in the next two games", she said. She now plays for the National Women's Soccer League's Portland Thorns.
Retired American worldwide 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". I'm going to celebrate Mal Pugh's goal, I'm going to celebrate Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle.
Bangladesh-Sri Lanka washout sets World Cup record
After losing the first game against New Zealand by 10 wickets, the islanders have managed to steady their ship. Bangladesh , for example, have a five-day gap before their next game against West Indies in Taunton.
The Women's World Cup is well underway but the United States, the defending champions, are on hold.
"I'm happy just ignoring those comments".
Morgan's hat-trick effort was a stylish goal, with quick feet winning her the space to fire in an excellent 15-yard finish, and Megan Rapinoe then finished smartly to end a fast break in style.
"If anyone wants to come at our team for not doing the right thing, not playing the right way, not being the right ambassador for the sport, they can come at us", Rapinoe said. "It's like, what we say, what we don't say; what we stand for, what we don't stand for; what we do, what we don't do". "I never once said to never score as many goals as you can in a World Cup! So, that's how it is".
To put the team's 13 goals into perspective, the USA men's national team scored 12 in their last three World Cup attempts combined.