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hockeyfreak13's avatar

Absolutely. It bothered me as I was watching it. I have no issue with them running up the score, since pulling back would be more disrespectful, IMO. But celebrating like that when you’re already up 8 against a vastly inferior opponent. Come on. That’s a more embarrassing look for the US than it is for Thailand.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 06/12/19 at 07:36 AM ET

Paul's avatar

I don’t watch soccer of any kind, but did a bit of research and found the USA is ranked #1 while Thailand is ranked #34.

It that was a hockey game, all I know the people who did the celebrating would have their neck on a swivel for the rest of the game.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/12/19 at 07:39 AM ET


Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 06/12/19 at 07:36 AM ET

Agreed. I watched the 2nd half of the game, and it was disturbing to watch the celebrations, when the score was 8:0, 9:0 and so on. The team should be embarrassed.

Posted by George0211 on 06/12/19 at 08:15 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Embarrassing, but not surprised from this selfish SJW, who already stands alone amongst her teammates not honoring the US National anthem, and makes everything a spectacle about her her her, why would her making a goal about her her her surprise anyone? She has no respect.

If that were a hockey game, she would’ve been run.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 06/12/19 at 10:00 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Do You Agree With Brendan Gallagher?

I not only absolutely agree, I’ve said the same to many many teams, once you get about 5 goals up on an inferior opponent, you score you come to the bench for a change like it was an icing, never show up your opponent, always win with class you lose with class.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 06/12/19 at 10:04 AM ET

Chet's avatar

That 9-0 celebration is over the top. I’d expect people to be harder, not easier on a man celebrating like that, because they would almost for sure not be American.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 06/12/19 at 10:43 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Not surprised, but disappointed, that Abby pulled the “If this were the men’s team…” card.  That was unnecessary and only a means of diverting the topic to something else.

I love watching this women’s soccer team, but this is embarrassing.  I’m over the top competitive, but this is just un-sportsmanlike.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/12/19 at 02:16 PM ET


What makes it worse is that these women are elite level athletes, they’ve been told not to celebrate in a blowout game since they were kids.  They have all been in this situation before and should know better.  And double shame on the coaching staff for allowing it to continue.

Posted by dwgs on 06/12/19 at 02:43 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Watch Alex Morgan with comments today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/12/19 at 02:51 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Put me down for “this is not a gender issue.” Run up the score, fine. Celebrations like that are ludicrous.

STFU, Abby.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/12/19 at 04:26 PM ET


Re: “Just hope all the young kids watching know better”

thank you brendan gallagher for saying, and thanks also to paul for posting.

fwiw, hopefully some (adult) rec players are paying attention..

Posted by rickytarr on 06/13/19 at 11:20 AM ET

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