Did you ever play organized sports?
I did. And so did the others in the group I watched with who raised kids who excelled in organized sports and went on to become war vets like myself
One team member disrespects the flag/anthem while playing overseas for the US team theyre all disgraceful.
Its a team or its not
Organized where? In the US we also teach sportsmanship to our youth. This includes not going crazy with a runaway game and rubbing it into the face of the loser. If the American team had handled it correctly, and they seem to think the differential of this one game is going to be required for the team that went undefeated in 2018, they should have got their goals, quickly shook hands, and moved on if it was needed. If they were just padding for the differential, then it is business not the grand parade they seemed to think was in line. Is seems to me that every team that is going to play Thailand is going to win big with the lack of talent they have.
Factually, I applaud Thailand for one major reason that was almost mentioned late in the game by the announcers: the Americans were putting second string players in to replace the main body of team to get them playing time. But another reason they did it was to protect the starting players from injury accomplished by an embarrassed and “shown up” Thailand team. If they get red carded, so what, the game is over already. You can run up a score, but don’t disrespect you opponent. Get your goals, but don’t rub their face in it. It can get you hurt.