United States women's national team forward Alex Morgan said she is happy ignoring criticism of her team's celebrations during a record-breaking 13-0 victory over Thailand in their World Cup Group F opener on Tuesday, and that it would have been "disrespectful" not to have given their all for the full 90 minutes. She scored USA's 13th goal, becoming her country's oldest World Cup goal scorer and the second-oldest in Women's World Cup history.
"With the scoreline tonight, we have to look at the group stage as every goal counts and it was important for us to continue to go", insisted the striker.
Thailand have now lost three of their four Women's World Cup matches (W1).
The US has not conceded a goal since it beat the Matildas 5-3 in Colorado in April, a run of five consecutive matches.
Morgan, Lavelle and Sam Mewis (twice) all scored in the space of six minutes. The men's players got 9 percent of their event's total revenue, while the women's team got 13 percent of theirs, according to CBS.
Yugoslavia's rout saved itself in a goal differential head-to-head with Scotland, which became the first program to bow out without losing a match.
Lloyd also tied Birgit Prinz's record for longest goal-scoring streak in the Women's World Cup. You're going up against a team that's their first time in the World Cup. Alex Morgan has staked her claim for the Golden Boot in the very first match. It was great to celebrate with them back in 2015 and I'm excited to root them on in their drive to earn their fourth star. "To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against opponents", said US coach Jill Ellis. Celebrate, I get it, like a Mallory Pugh.
Watch the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on FOX from June 7 through July 7. "But we also feel like we've got more to do".
Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis netted twice each while Lindsey Horan, skipper Megan Rapinoe and substitutes Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also found the net for the U.S. in an embarrassingly one-sided Group F encounter watched by a crowd of more than 18,000 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.
"I think in the moment, every time we score a goal in a World Cup - you've dreamt of it".
We probably won't see anything like U.S. versus Thailand again.
Right at the end of the first half, during the two additional minutes of extra time, the USA dominated, having about four real opportunities to score. CBS News detailed how the tiebreakers work in the World Cup.
They'll next face Chile on Sunday, June 16 and Sweden on June 20, before the knockout stages begin on Saturday, June 22.