USA over Thailand 13-0 causes controversy

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  1. soccercritique

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    What a game! USA throttles Thailand 13-0 after only scoring 3 goals in the first half of the match. What's causing the biggest controversy isn't the fact that they scored 13 goals (many have said it would be a disrecpect to Thailand if they didn't play their best), but the over- celebrating after each one...more so after goals 6 or 7. Rapinoe's ass grabbing on the ground is the one that most comes to mind.

    a) does anyone see anything wrong with a 13-0 score

    b) Do the WNT players owe it to anyone (especially girls in the USA) to show sportsman ship after a throttling?

    I've heard some interesting perspectives
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    Warriors who have throttled teams for the last five years ALWAYS
    Show mercy by taking curry, Durant and the best players out in the 4th quarter.

    Football teams run the ball when they have a big lead.

    Anybody see De la salle, the class of HS football celebrate Like the US team on the 35th pt when the opposing team is at zero?

    Poor sportsmanship by the WNT that will come back and bite them.
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    The goal differential actually matters in World Cup. If a team is in the World Cup, they have to expect the other team to play to give themselves the best chance to go through.

    It is entertainment. I'm old school - or just old - but celebrations are a big part of the game now. Even so, maybe when you go up double digits in soccer, you should tone it down a bit.
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    If this were the Brazilian men’s team playing a WC group stage game it wouldn’t be a story.
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    I blame FIFA.

    1. As has been noted already, goal differential is a tiebreaker in the pool. The US WNT has to put that tiebreaker out of reach for the other teams in the pool. That's a stupid FIFA rule and this is exactly what it gets you.

    2. Thailand has no business in the cup. The expansion to 24 teams didn't add strong teams, it added weak ones. The bottom few teams before expansion already struggled, and anyone with a brain knew that the new teams are not on the same level. Another stupid FIFA decision. The US WNT is underresourced compared to the MNT, but it looks like NASA human limits studies compared what the Thailand players have available to them.

    3. In other sports, you clear your bench when you are up big. The US used all three substitutions to get players new to the stage some time, but FIFA substitution rules prevent really clearing things out.

    The celebrations were collectively over the top, but individually all had great stories, and it is hard for me to fault any individual celebration. Rapino's celebration on the ground was a demonstration to her doubters that her knee is back 100%. This isn't youth soccer and many of those players have dreamed of scoring in the World Cup their entire soccer lives. I'm gonna be pretty happy when I achieve my life long goal, even if the very final step is a layup.

    So yes, they should have toned it down, but FIFA screwed the pooch here, as they almost always do.
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    That's a compelling response, especially the last point re: celebrations and the culmination of lifelong dreams.
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    remember in 14 (think it was this year) that Germany put up 7 on Brazil in the WC? after 4 goals, they literally, almost did no celebrating. To me there comes a point where you can be happy, celebrating, but not get down on your ass and grab your knees. What Rapinoe did was blatantly uncalled for. I agree with what many people have said...it's a disrespect to NOT play hard and try to score goals. But its the aftermath that have a lot of people up in arms.
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    Yes, but also: they're German. ;)
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    LMAO haha this is true...I was trying to point out that they (Germany) expect to be in the finals every year, just like our WNT. Our WNT needs to also act like it. I hate the people (like Jill Ellis, Abby Wambach, Rapinoe) that pull the man card on this...oh if the men did it, nobody would say anything... I think in this day and age, people would also be up in arms if a men's team did that tool. just sayin'
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    The hand wringing over the goal celebrations just keeps the 13-0 result in the news. The lack of competition is an embarrassment for the tourney and women's soccer.
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