Alex Morgan's five goals tied her with fellow American Michelle Akers for most goals in a single World Cup match.
But some believe the team showed poor sportsmanship by massively celebrating against humiliated opponents who at the end looked like they were only in the tournament to make up the numbers. "There are kids watching this", Kaylyn Kyle said. And for me, I'm disgusted, honestly. "You're going up against a team that's their first time in the World Cup".
"You want the Americans to impose the slaughter rule or patronize their opponents by pretending they didn't just tack another goal onto the scoreline?"
The United States is looking for a second straight World Cup title after winning in 2015.
Taylor Twellman, an ESPN analyst and former player for the New England Revolution and the United States men's national team, tweeted that one celebration in particular after the 9 goal "leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Curious to see if anyone apologises for this postgame", Twellman tweeted to his 327,000 followers.
That certainly didn't happen. Later, in high school, "she was a three-time all-league pick and was named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)", according to her Wikipedia page.
Froome to miss Tour de France after crash
Team Ineos have not confirmed news of Froome's injury, so far only stating that they would provide an update " in due course ". Froome will miss this year's Tour de France and his quest to win a fifth title is over for this season at least.
Her opposite number, Jill Ellis, also offered no apology and was puzzled by the line of questioning, noting that goal difference could determine qualification to the knockout stage.
Federation Internationale de Football Association has withdrawn a claim that 1 million tickets have been sold for the Women's World Cup and now says the total includes people paying nothing to attend games, including VIPs and even medical staff.
Lindsey Horan, who is making her first World Cup appearance for the national team, played professionally in France for Paris Saint-Germain after skipping college to turn professional.
"Imagine it being you out there", she added.
Retired American global Taylor Twellman, now an ESPN analyst, tweeted he had zero problems with the scoreline given "this is THE tournament BUT celebrating goals (like #9) leaves a sour taste in my mouth like many of you".