By Dan Wiersema / VOAO
Editor’s Note: We’re trying something new here at AOHQ where we put our #AOFamily in the driver’s seat for U.S. National Team matches. We call it #AOLive. Their game, your comments, our recap.
For every MNT and WNT match just tag your tweets with #AOLive and you could have your hot takes, cold takes, in-game commentary, puns or whatever featured in our social review.
Apparently there’s a segment of the Internet that’s mad that the USWNT won a soccer game and won it big and then celebrating winning. OK….
Yeah they overwhelmed Thailand and dispatched them with ease, but the WNT is, actually, the best team in the world and they did exactly what teams who are #1 in the world do when they face the #34 team in the world.
Complaining the Rose Lavelle or Lindsey Horan celebrated too hard for their first World Cup goals or Alex Morgan continuing her ruthlessness to a point that she’s put the world on notice (again) is just plain silly. Did Megan Rapinoe slide in too hard on hers? Don’t care.
Ok…. enough of the silliness. Let’s talk about the dominance.
We got on a bus to Reims.
📍 Reims pic.twitter.com/IhxOnb2Z1g— The American Outlaws (@AmericanOutlaws) June 11, 2019
We had a pretty good view (per usual).
A surge of pride hit all of American right before kickoff.
Alex Morgan scored early and then scored a bunch more. She leads the Golden Boot race with five goals now and tied fellow American Michelle Akers for the most goals in a single World Cup game (5).
Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis and Lindsey Horan notched their first World Cup goals.
tfw you score two goals in your World Cup debut to make it 6-0 pic.twitter.com/3P2MVai9WB— The American Outlaws (@AmericanOutlaws) June 11, 2019
Same, girl, same.
PS…. you’re going to tell Lindsey or HER PARENTS to not celebrate? LOOK AT THIS:
Tobin out here snatching souls.
Things got pretty out of hand in the second half.
Pretty much USA vs Thailand! pic.twitter.com/fVoJuFKHYP— AO San Francisco (@AO_SanFrancisco) June 11, 2019
All good time was had in the stands.
LD10 joined the #AOFamily in San Diego for just a little bit of drink
Mr. Donovan @landondonovan and our #victorychalice!— AO San Diego (@SanDiegoOutlaws) June 12, 2019
Thanks to everyone who joined us @OBriensPubSD this afternoon. Hope to see everyone again on Sunday morning!
Also we had a visitor from North Carolina! Always nice to have a traveling AO member! @soccerdotcom pic.twitter.com/meLr4zVVkl
We loved how many Americans made the trip from far and wide to support this team of badasses.
Most goals in a World Cup game. It’s history, folks.
🇺🇸⚽️👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/i7SzsPqjf4— AO Queens (@AO_QNZ) June 11, 2019
We’re back in action Sunday against Chile at 12pm ET. Find your local AO chapter and join in the fun! www.theamericanoutlaws.com/chapters