"Of course in a World Cup you're not going to hold back and maybe they have an internal target that they want to meet or they're trying to break the record, but "embarrassed" is the word for Jill Ellis I think the way she was leading her team in this one", Matheson said.
Mewis then made it six goals in her last five appearances for the national team when she pounced on a loose ball and soon turned provider as Lavelle swept in a cross. "I think it was important for us to celebrate with each other". "It's disrespectful to the Thai team, and I believe they wanted us to play them straight up", she said.
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As their goal tally reached double digits the USWNT still celebrated exuberantly, with the entire bench involved in the celebrations for almost every goal against the overmatched Thai side.
"We have the utmost respect for everyone we play but it's the World Cup and that's part of it". This is their first World Cup, and I'm so proud of them.
"I feel more than damned if we do, damned if we don't within this team", she said. We've put together a list of facts you need to know! "It's like, what we say, what we don't say; what we stand for, what we don't stand for; what we do, what we don't do".
Former USWNT star Abby Wambach also chimed in, defending the team's goals and celebrations via Twitter.
Former American global Taylor Twellman, however, criticised the team on social media, believing the side's goal celebrations in Reims were excessive.
Federation Internationale de Football Association says the one million total also includes "delegations of the teams playing, commercial affiliates, observers, medical and technical staff". 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.