The United States women’s national team opened up their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign in a big way with an incredible 13-0 win over Thailand. Alex Morgan scored five goals in the record-setting performance, but of course, some people had to find something to criticize.
Enter the broadcasting team for Canadian network TSN.
While discussing the United States’ win on Tuesday, June 11, the analysts said that the USWNT was “disrespectful” and “disgraceful” for celebrating their goals late in the game.
You can check out the ridiculous analysis below.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the World Cup. let the athletes have some fun. Oh, and for those who criticized the women for “running up the score,” let’s settle down.
Thanks to the 13-0 win, the United States now sits firmly in the top spot in Group F. While they are tied with Sweden at 3 points, they hold a +11 advantage in goal differential which is a tiebreaker to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Up next for the United States women’s national team is a meeting with Chile on June 16 at Parc des Princes in Paris.
2019 USA Women’s World Cup Squad
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)