Ex-Canada worldwide gets death threats for US goal celebration criticism

Alex Morgan of the USA scores her team's fifth goal

Alex Morgan sets a scoring record and shakes World Cup

And the top-ranked Americans did not hold back on the celebrations as they began defence of their World Cup crown.

The USWNT continue their campaign against Sweden while Thailand play the only team in the tournament ranked lower than them, Chile.

American star Alex Morgan grabbed five goals while Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis netted twice each and Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also got on the scoresheet in the Group F encounter watched by more than 18,000.

Kyle, an analyst in TSN for the tournament, was one of those not impressed by the unbridled American jubilation after goals. We have a responsibility to pay attention to the conversations that are happening, let them percolate and move them on.

"For me, it's disrespectful and disgraceful". "Hats off to Thailand for holding their head high".

Kyle said she was "disgusted" to see Morgan counting goals on her fingers, but the USA's record goalscorer Abby Wambach defended her former team.

"Jill is not the leader I wish her to be", Solo said.

But the 33-year-old Rapinoe said the champions were happy to snatch the goals record from Germany as they go in search of their fourth world title. You are probably looking for more smart and sassy ways to support women's soccer! Or was the team simply overflowing with rightfully earned joy, as USWNT celebration leader Megan Rapinoe said after the match? "Everyone is allowed there [sic] opinions towards my thoughts 100 per cent but please leave the death threats!"

Former Canadian worldwide player Kaylyn Kyle, working as an analyst for Canada's TSN at the tournament, was unwavering in her criticism of the US.

"I also think it was class of them to console the Thailand players after the game".

"I think it's disrespectful if we don't show up and give our best and play our game for 90 minutes", Morgan told ESPN. Striker Alex Morgan grabbed five goals and three assists, a record for a World Cup at any level. Critics jumped on the US for running up the score and celebrating late goals when the game had already been decided.

The ruthlessness of the United States of America team is what every other side in France should aspire to have too.

"There are some teams here that, since the last World Cup, have only played a handful of games, or only the qualifiers". The coverage from the world's media is putting female athletes front and centre and here at home, although we're not competing, we can be proud that for the first time in the tournament's history we're showing every single match free-to-air across RTÉ and TG4. 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.

"As a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that".

"We're at a World Cup and when it comes down to goal differential and winning games, they made their margin as big as they could". Imagine it being you out there.

Not that Thailand are necessarily minnows, as they sit 34th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, higher than six other sides competing at this World Cup.

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