USWNT finds perfect way to troll critics with goal celebrations vs. Chile

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Yahoo Sports Contributor
·3 min read
USWNT finds perfect way to troll critics with goal celebrations vs. Chile
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The United States got off to a sluggish start against Chile in their second match of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday. They didn’t even score their first goal until the 11th minute.

While the goals may be the highlight for some, the discussion lately surrounding the USWNT has been on what happens in the seconds immediately following them.

This is thanks to a rather ridiculous argument over whether or not the top team in women’s soccer is scoring too much and celebrating with the exuberance of athletes dominating on their sport’s biggest stage. In their tournament-opening victory over Thailand, the Americans scored 13 goals and seemed to upset a whole bunch of people for having fun while doing it.

So, naturally, the USWNT responded with deliciously sarcastic golf claps and muted kudos as they threw Chile through the wheat thresher on Sunday in a 3-0 win.

Are you happy now, USWNT critics?

Check out how subdued Carli Lloyd was after scoring the game’s opening goal.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

A polite little golf clap. That’s it. And if it’s meant the way some are perceiving it, this is incredibly well-played.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The second goal of the game — this one by Julie Ertz — didn’t elicit much of a celebration, either. Though, to be fair, that probably has more to do with Ertz being mobbed by her teammates before she could do anything else.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

When she netted her second goal of the day (the 10th World Cup goal of her career), Lloyd let out a roar and then seemed to go on with her day like nothing had happened.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Lloyd confirmed the intent of the muted celebrations after the game, calling them a statement.

Via the Associated Press:

“I can’t take credit for it. I’m not sure if Lindsey is taking credit for it,” Lloyd said after a 3-0 victory Sunday night advanced the U.S. to the round of 16. “She had told me if we score, that’s what we’re going to do so I just went along with it after I did my little celebration But it was fun. I think it made a statement on the sideline there. It was cool.”

The UWSNT is now 2-0 with a 16-goal differential. Don’t take your eyes off this team for a second, especially after they score.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

– – – – – –

Blake Schuster is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

More from Yahoo Sports: