On Wednesday, Alex Morgan, who scored five of USA's 13 goals Tuesday, dismissed that criticism. Or at least its sports broadcasters are.
"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is their first World Cup goal, and they should be excited".
Fellow TSN analyst Clare Rustad, a former worldwide with 45 Canada caps, and veteran Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson, who is missing the tournament through injury, also criticized the American behaviour while noting the importance of goal differential.
Former American global Taylor Twellman however criticized the team on social media, believing the side's goal celebrations in Reims were excessive.
The score will go down in history: 13-0.
After criticism over USA's relentless pursuit of goals, the country's all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach came to the team's defence.
U.S. Soccer officials have disputed allegations of gender-based pay discrimination, as well as the lawsuit's assertions that the women's national team generates more revenue for the federation than the men's team. I love it. But the soccer gods can be cruel and vindictive. The lawsuit cited several instances in which pay for US men's team, which has underperformed in recent years, far exceeded compensation for their counterparts on the women's team, who are the reigning World Cup champions. "You're going up against a team that's their first time in the World Cup". The United States team, for which she plays (obviously), beat Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics after a grueling tournament.
"Every goal matters when the goal differential is the tiebreaker in group play. Full stop", tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King said. I respect Thailand, I spoke to some of them afterward and they should keep their heads up. We got a lot of attacks, and I think we were really clinical in the number of attacks that we did get. "This is part of the growth of the game".
Kyle said later on social media she had received death threats for her comments, but repeated that she felt the Americans´ celebrations were "excessive and disrespectful".
"The U.S. team is not here to be anybody's friend".