Abby Wambach defends USAs 13 goals against Thailand in World Cup opener
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Abby Wambach defends USWNT’s 13 goals against Thailand, calls out FIFA on Twitter
The United States Women’s National Team opened the FIFA World Cup by scoring 13 goals against Thailand and Abby Wambach didn’t have a problem with it.
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The United States Women’s National team trounced Thailand 13-0 in its 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup opener on Tuesday, causing many to question the sportsmanship of the U.S. for running up the score.
Pittsford native Abby Wambach, the leading goal scorer in U.S. women’s soccer history with 184, quickly came to the defense of the U.S. on Twitter.
For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited. Imagine it being you out there.This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. Celebrate.Would you tell a men’s team to not score or celebrate?
Alex Morgan, Wambach’s former teammate, led the way for the U.S. with five goals.
Wambach, who played in four World Cups before retiring in 2015, defended Morgan, calling her last two goals “world class prep touches.” Wambach was not as kind to FIFA, calling on soccer’s governing body to do more to help developing countries like Thailand. She also called out fans who criticized the USWNT players, saying they would not do the same thing during a men’s game.
Really respecting the game and what you’ve worked for is to do your best at ALL times. This is a call to @FIFAcom to do more and give more resources for some of these countries. It’s the World Cup folks. Would you say this about the men? Didn’t think so.