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Alex Morgan sets a scoring record and shakes World Cup

Alex Morgan sets a scoring record and shakes World Cup

Or at least its sports broadcasters are. "Their first time on a World Cup stage, I'd just like to hug them all".

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 18: Former Canadian soccer player Kaylyn Kyle received death threats after criticizing the USWNT for excessive celebrating.

Former American worldwide Taylor Twellman however criticized the team on social media, believing the side's goal celebrations in Reims were excessive.

The former City star, introduced from the bench just before the hour mark, netted the final goal in injury time of an astonishing win for reigning Champions the United States, who romped to a 13 (thirteen!) -0 win over Thailand in their Group F opener. I love it. But the soccer gods can be cruel and vindictive.

"We have the utmost respect for everyone we play but it's the World Cup and that's part of it". #USWNT #FIFAWWC,"Taylor Twellman, an ESPN soccer analyst and former player for the New England Revolution and the USA men's national team, added".

With goal differential a tiebreaker in the group stage, the USA was incentivized to score as many goals as it could, but the way the team reacted to several goals late in the match has come under fire.

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"Every goal matters when the goal differential is the tiebreaker in group play".

The lopsided result prompted debate over both running up the score - goal difference can be crucial in the group stage of a tournament - and the American celebrations as the score mounted. "Full stop", tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King said.

The U.S. women's national team's 13-goal outburst in their debut match at this year's World Cup was the most ever scored in a single game at the global tournament. "For me it´s disrespectful, it´s disgraceful".

"I definitely think we need to keep our feet on the ground and I think we will, but I do think that we created a lot of good energy and that's something that can help carry us forward", said Mewis, the 26-year-old midfielder who was making her World Cup finals debut.

"I was hoping we'd beat Germany!"

"The U.S. team is not here to be anybody's friend".