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Bill Simmons blasts Alex Morgan after USWNT elimination: She's not a superstar

Ahead of the 2023 Women's World Cup, the USWNT were favorites to win the tournament and defend their crown, yet what followed was nothing short of a disaster.

The team struggled to build any real momentum, winning just one match in their entire campaign, and narrowly squeezing through the group phase.

It was in the round of 16 that the U.S. team lost to Sweden on penalties after another lackluster performance, and their players have been on the receiving end of severe criticism.

One such player was Alex Morgan, who has been one of the most recognizable American soccer players for the last five years.

She was lambasted by Bill Simmons in the aftermath of the defeat to Sweden, with the whole team accused of complacency throughout the tournament.

"If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games," Simmons commented on his podcast.

"This is the striker, this is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player on the field, who is supposed to produce goals and she hasn't produced goals since the mid-2010s on the national level.

"Yet, it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We gotta keep propping her up, pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really, honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was."

Bill Simmons continued his criticism

Morgan wasn't off the hook there, as Simmons continued to rip apart her performances, as well as detailing the overall negative impact she had on the team's tactical plans.

"So, you have the team built around her. She's gotta play. They play her then entire game, game two. The entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals," he continued.

"The announcers just won't talk about it.

"It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on and the coach is playing his daughter at striker. The coach's daughter, she's gotta play there."

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