US women's team set the record world for the World Cup when they wiped out Thailand 13-0 in their opening game in Reims, but thanks to their performance, the team also met criticism of their parties.
Striker Alex Morgan bagged five goals that the US did incredibly 10 times in the second half at Stade Auguste-Delaune to record the biggest winning margin at a FIFA World Cup, men or women.
However, as the plaudits poured in for a star shield from the defending masters, some observers took problems with American players continuing to celebrate unspeakably as they racked up double figures against the unfortunate Thai people. United Canadian International Clare Rustad noticed the continuing celebration as "1
"Celebrate goals later in the game so this is just totally unnecessary. What is this?"
Striker Morgan was seen counting his goal on her fingers while the American players continued to massage in a gratifying huddle even when the score went beyond 10-0.
Former Canadian international Kaylyn Kyle, who won more than 100 caps for his country, beat the scenes as "disgusting".
"They are team no. 1 in the world and for me I am disgusted, honestly.
" You go up against a team that is the first time in the World Cup, they are just happy to be there. Celebrate, I understand, like a Mallory Pugh [who scored on her World Cup debut].
"But these people count their goals, this … I'm embarrassed. I was a female professional athlete, it's kids watching this and being celebrated when it's eight, nine , 10.
"I said in the pre-game, yes, you want to make many goals, yes, you want to make your mark because of the goal difference. But there is a way to do it, and that is not the way for me. "
These comments received some support online, as others shouted the US team to fail to call down their celebrations even though the opposition was long beaten
– Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) June 11, 2019
However, the US players were uncomfortable, but with five goal stars Morgan said: "With scoreline tonight, we must look at the group phase when each goal counts.
"It was important for us to continue walking. We knew that every goal could mean."
US Legend Abby Wambach also supported the team, tweeting it "for some players, this is the first world cup, and they should be happy.
[1 9459004]" Imagine that you are out there. This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a world cup. Celebrate. Would you tell a crew to not make any points or celebrate? "
For anyone who has problems with many goals: For some players, the first world cup is, and they should be happy. Imagine that you are out. This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a world cup Celebrate.Would you tell a crew not to score or celebrate?
– Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 11, 2019
It is good to want #USWNT t celebrate their last few goals while acknowledging that it is quite understandable that a pro sportsman who has worked his whole life for anything is likely to just celebrate celebration. That was good.
– Pablo Maurer (@MLSist June 12, 2019
Wambach's attempt to include men's games in the discussion was rejected by some, as they felt that male players – like French star Paul Pogba – would have been called if they continued to celebrate when the score was double digits .
Hot take: If any CONCACAF or AFC minnow snuck into the men's World Cup in any way, and France put 13 on them and Pogba celebrated the 13th as it was the first, we would definitely call him an unsportsmanlike dickhead
– Kim McCauley (@ lgbtqfc) June 12, 2019
Next up to the US is on Sunday Chile, which lost its first match 2-0 against Sweden.
Unfortunately, the Chileans ranked five places under Thailand in the FIFA women's rankings.