The US women’s soccer team has been criticized by European sports commentators for overly celebrating every goal of their massive 13-0 defeat of Thailand.
The Women’s World Cup favorites thrashed the smallest team in the group while playing in Riems, France on Tuesday night and reacted to each goal as if it were their first.
The three-time Women’s World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game and even outdid Germany when they beat Brazil 7-1.
Soon the Thai players were crying on the field.
‘Obviously we have the utmost respect for everyone we play, but it’s the World Cup,’ explained captain Megan Rapinoe.