After tallying five goals in the USWNT’s win over Thailand last week, Alex Morgan got to watch her team handily beat Chile from the bench. Despite not taking part in the 3-0 win over La Roja Femenina, she had a strong message following the World Cup game.
Taking to Twitter following the game, Morgan offered a show of support in return to the many fans that had attended the game and were watching around the world. A crowd of 45,594 was announced at Parc de Princes in Paris, the largest of any game so far in the Women’s World Cup.
Morgan and the rest of the starters who were rested today will no doubt be fresh as they take on Sweden in Game 3 of the group stage later this week. They have already secured their spot in the knockout stage, but with a win or a tie, the USWNT would win the group.
Despite not playing in today’s game, Morgan still leads the World Cup Golden Boot race, edging out Brazil’s Cristiane by five goals to four.
Her five goals are more than 19 entire teams in the tournament so far.
Wow, what a crowd tonight! Loved the energy. Thanks to the fans in the stands and those watching back home for the continued support! 🇺🇸
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 16, 2019
Morgan was one of several members of the USWNT that was harshly criticized for celebrating in their 13-0 win over Thailand.
That didn’t stop Carli Lloyd from trolling the critics with a golf-clap celebration after her two goals in the game.