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Former Canada worldwide Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats after calling the United States "disrespectful and disgraceful" for their celebrations in their 13-0 mauling of Thailand.

Kyle, who represented Canada at the 2015 Women's World Cup and now works as a television analyst, described the USA goal celebrations as "disrespectful" during a lopsided 13-0 win - the largest margin of victory in tournament history. While so much of the handwringing over the celebrations comes from notions of sportsmanships, there's another reason that the display of power might have been disquieting, and it has nothing to do with whether the women on the U.S side should have run up the score or done coordinated sideline dances after goal number 12, but rather that it illustrates the shocking inequality in women's soccer across the world stage. "Curious to see if anyone apologizes for this postgame", Twellman tweeted to his 327,000 followers.

"As a Canadian we would just never ever think of doing something like that ... Bury (Thailand) then move on but don't use anything that could be needed in future games", he wrote.

"She has taken more of a leadership role, becoming a voice for off-field issues, and that has played a big role is how she is respected and seen on the team internally", Wambach said.

"A lot of this is about building momentum and so as a coach I don't find it my job to rein my players in".

"I also think it was class of them to console the Thailand players after the game". It's part of growing the game.

Rapinoe is a captain on the USA women's soccer team.

Record global goalscorer Abby Wambach also defended her former team mates.

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Canadian players were diplomatic Wednesday when asked about the Americans' 13-0 rout of Thailand and the unbridled celebrations accompanying the baker's dozen of goals at the Women's World Cup. Her only goal came in the round of 16, but she also drew penalty kicks and regained the pace to stretch opposing defenses.

"Imagine it being you out there", she added.

"There are some teams here that, since the last World Cup, have only played a handful of games, or only the qualifiers".

Seven different players scored for the Americans, tying Germany for the most in a World Cup match.

The ruthlessness of the US team is what every other side in France should aspire to have too. "It just became an exercise in target practice", he said.

Some of the reaction to the United States of America has seemed very bitter if you ask me, particular from Canada. "Pull it back, knock it around".

She had become one of the strongest and most eloquent advocates for gender equality within both the USA program and global circles. "And I believe they wanted us to play them straight up".

In early 2015, Solo was suspended for 30 days by U.S. Soccer after she and her husband were stopped in a U.S. team van that Stevens was driving in California.