Megan Rapinoe says Team USA’s ‘only crime was an explosion of joy’ amid criticisms of running up the score at the World Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team received some criticism for running up the score and what was perceived as excessive celebrations as they beat Thailand, 13-0, in their opening match of the World Cup. U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe defended the team, saying their “only crime was an explosion of joy.” Some felt the U.S. was not disrespectful in their scoring and celebrating, but that it would increase the targets on their back in the tournament. Follow all of our Women’s World Cup coverage here. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.

The U.S. Women’s National Team routed Thailand, 13-0, in its first

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