They could have/should used it as a full scale practice,and worked on other aspects of their game(Sweeden game coming up,could have been a good opportunity to work on that).Respectful thing to do is take it easy, but I’m a bad bastard so I’d want to absolutely slaughter the opposition.
Grind them into dust and then sprinkle them onto a dog shit.
Best post in this thread. This team and coach has an agenda and it ain’t pretty. They want to destroy every opponent in the hope that it will help reward them with the same salary as the US mens team. I’ve actually seen High School girls teams that might have beaten Thailand but nonetheless that team made it look like helicopter Sunday. Shame on themI think most folk took issue with their celebrations rather than the scoreline itself. USA were celebrating each goal like they'd won the whole tournament in the dying minutes of the final!
Americans have 13 fingers??... thats weird.Talksport has been full of chat today about the USA women going OTT yesterday as they thumped Thailand 13-0. Apparently when the players scored they were counting on their fingers as to the number they had netted.
On the flip side we have stories that Lowe told Germany to "take it easy" in the second half of the WC Semi after they led Brazil 5-0 at the break.
Another example being Pep Guardiola ordering his team to thump Burton Albion in the second leg after a heavy first leg win.
What would you do?
I wouldn't take my foot off their throat until the final whistle.
I also recall that the Keith team were NOT emotionally scarred by the game and scored their goal at 10-0 and celebrated like they had won the cup.I always hate it when we score 4 or 5 in the first half then chuck it in the second. When we beat Keith 10-1 twenty odd years ago it was about 7 at half time. Show professionalism and keep the performance going, don't "show respect" and ease up. It's entertainment, more goals more entertaining.
True but there is also a matter of respect. Celebrating your 10th goal as if you just won the league is a bit much imoI think taking your foot off the gas is more disrespectful than thumping a team.
Players should always be professional and give their all that would be respectful.