Kyle Says "Death Threats" Came After USWNT Criticism

Ross Houston
June 12, 2019

"I did say I thought it was excessive and disrespectful the goal celebrations of the American team once the score hit 8-0".

Seven different players scored for the Americans, tying Germany for the most in a World Cup match.

"Games are games and you have to go out and play, and compete, and a lot of this is about building momentum".

It is certainly ominous for the other World Cup winning hopefuls, a statement of intent, in the same way a parading of military hardware is created to unnerve a hostile foe thinking of challenging U.S. interests. It's part of growing the game.

Opinion was split following the one-sided match, with some applauding the Americans for staying focused throughout, while others felt they should have eased off or not celebrated their goals with such enthusiasm. She also included a clarification of her comments.

Morgan scored five goals in the game, the golden girl from California has probably made sure of the golden boot after just one game.

"This is a world championship so every team that is here has been fantastic to get to this point".

Former Canada worldwide Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats after calling the United States "disrespectful and disgraceful" for their celebrations in their 13-0 mauling of Thailand.

Others have argued that it was the first time on the World Cup stage for numerous American players, and they should be allowed to celebrate however they would like for working to get that far. Imagine it being you out there.

"When it comes to celebrations, this was a really good team performance tonight". "You know what I wanted to do? Pull it back, knock it around".

Criticism was lobbed from inside the States, too, including American players-turned-analysts Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman.

"It's not their problem they're playing against a poor team", he said.

The Allianz Riviera in Nice will host France's second World Cup test against Norway and decide in which order these teams-provided both qualify-will proceed into the last 16.

The U.S. outshot Thailand 30-2 (21-2 in shots on target) and had 75 percent possession.

The top five finishers at the Asian qualifier advanced to the 24-team World Cup.

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