13-0 is unheard of. Respect to Thailand's keeper, Sukanya Chor Charoenying, who managed to not walk off the field or sink into the pitch as the United States women kept coming at her one after the other after the other. The lawsuit cited several instances in which pay for USA 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.
On the other hand, isn't that what competition is about - laying waste to your foes and enjoying every moment of it? And 8-0 isn't 13-0.
But more people have seemingly been talking about the way USWNT celebrated its goal spree than the way the team shellacked its opponent in the wake of the victory.
I have no problem with running up the score. Would you say this about the men?
"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", the scorer of a record 184 worldwide goals tweeted to her 679,000 followers. This is their first World Cup, and I'm so proud of them.More news: Anushka all praise for Virat Kohli's on-field gesture
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Imagine seeing the women who inspire you most, in person, on the stage you dream of competing on. Moreover, you wouldn't need to tell members of a men's team not to celebrate as Rapinoe did after scoring in a rout.
A star of the U.S. Women's soccer team kept her promise to ignore the celebration of the national anthem as an "f-you" to President Donald Trump. Few, if any, men would think about a celebration of that nature.
It's not surprising that Rapinoe showed so little class. "I'll probably never sing the national anthem again".
"A lot of this is about building momentum and so as a coach I don't find it my job to rein my players in". Carli Lloyd capped off the night with the final goal in injury time, a three-minute period that must have felt like three hours for the Thailand players. Once again, she has succeeded in this objective, but only by making herself look ridiculous and entirely unsympathetic.