Ex-Canada global gets death threats for US goal celebration criticism

Annette Crawford
June 13, 2019

Her five goals against the Thais not only move Morgan to top scorer of the competition but also make her the second player in the history of the Women's World Cup to hit five goals in the same match, tying her compatriot Michelle Akers, who scored five goals in a game against China in the 1991 World Cup. Imagine it being you out there.This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. I respect Thailand, I spoke to some of them afterward and they should keep their heads up.

Fellow former Canadian player Kaylyn Kyle capped off the criticism, specifically tackling the Americans who celebrated goals scored late in the game, saying: "I think, as a Canadian, we would just never ever think about doing something like that".

US put Thailand to the sword in Tuesday's record-breaking win as titleholders showed no mercy in their World Cup opener. And the top-ranked Americans did not hold back on the celebrations as they began defence of their World Cup crown.

Go Team USA! Hopefully their next round of on field celebrations will be even more exuberant.

The lawsuit, which is still in its early stages, notes that women just earned a roster bonus of just $15,000 for making the 2015 World Cup team, compared to $55,000 for men in 2014.

"I understand there's a goal differential race in this tournament, and I understand they are nervous about drawing Sweden later in the tournament, but this was disgraceful from the United States", former Canadian player Clare Rustad chimed in.

"I think it's disrespectful if we don't show up and give our best and play our game for 90 minutes", she said.


USA Today columnist Nancy Armour was unapologetic.

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

Morgan was then asked whether she felt like her team is damned if it scores and damned if it doesn't.

Rob Stone, meanwhile, the host of the Fox Sports World Cup coverage on American television, sided with Twellman.

The Norwegians are without world player of the year Ada Hegerberg who refuses to play for her country because she says her national federation does not take the women´s team seriously.

The Americans play No. 39 Chile in Paris on Sunday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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