13-0 isn't a fútbol score, it's a football score.
"I think it's disrespectful if we don't show up and give our best and play our game for 90 minutes", she said.
The debate between celebration and gritty acknowledgement has raged for ages, regardless of the score of any game. The U.S. team is here to win a World Cup. The squad also made history for most goals scored in a single match and largest margin of victory at a men's or women's World Cup.
He was also critical of the USA women for showing their hand ahead of games against more formidable opponents.
They thought the goal celebrations were over the top during the blowout victory and shared their criticism of the USA team during a broadcast following Tuesday's game. This is their first World Cup, and I'm so proud of them. It was one of the biggest blowouts in the tournament's history and made USA tie with Sweden for one win each, although the US led with the most scores.
Clare Rustad, Kaylyn Kyle and Diana Matheson are serving as broadcast analysts for TSN, Canada's ESPN equivalent, for the World Cup. And I couldn't have dreamt of scoring five goals in a World Cup.
"You want the Americans to impose the slaughter rule or patronize their opponents by pretending they didn't just tack another goal onto the scoreline?" Go join the 6-year-olds in the park.
Criticism was lobbed from inside the States, too, including American players-turned-analysts Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman. "If US goes on to fail, their behavior will be on a loop", said Alexi Lalas, another former USA global turned TV pundit.
Rapinoe scored the ninth goal for the title-holders, one of 10 in the second half as the US surpassed the tournament record of 11-0, set by Germany against Argentina in 2007. "Obviously we have the utmost respect for everyone we play, but it´s the World Cup". I'm going to celebrate Mal Pugh's goal, I'm going to celebrate Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle.
The U.S. plays Chile on Sunday and then plays Sweden next week.
The top five finishers at the Asian qualifier advanced to the 24-team World Cup.