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Did USWNT players celebrate their goals with too much gusto? World Cup rout sparks debate.

Did USWNT players celebrate their goals with too much gusto? World Cup rout sparks debate.
Wednesday 12
14:53 2019

Megan Rapinoe, right, and Alex Morgan celebrate a goal by the latter that gave the U.S. a 12-0 lead over Thailand. (Christian Hartmann) The U.S. national team’s opening game Tuesday in the World Cup left little room to dispute that it will be a major force in the tournament. However, the 13-0 rout of Thailand did spark a debate over whether the American players did too much celebrating of their many goals. While there were differences of opinion about at which point it became unsporting to continue the displays of exhilaration, many cited Megan Rapinoe’s tally that gave the U.S. ...

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Summary: Some figures in the soccer world, and elsewhere, opined that the team should have tried to "tone down" their displays at some point, but others, such as Abby Wambach, strongly disagreed.

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