|STORY OF THE DAY!|
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket
| The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that begins Wednesday when it hosts Costa Rica in Frisco, Texas (Streaming: 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Live
Extra). Olympic qualifying will be the first competitive test of the national team since the retirements of long-time leaders Abby Wambach and Lauren Holiday and the knee injury to its most creative
player, Megan Rapinoe. |
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|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that day will come for [husband] Jerramy [Stevens] and me, but I personally reserve my right to have a healthy
baby. No athlete competing in Rio should be faced with this dilemma. Female professional athletes already face many different considerations and have to make choices that male professional athletes
-- U.S. star Hope Solo, who said if she had to make the choice today, she would not go to the Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus that has been linked to
microcephaly in newborn babies in Brazil. (SI.com)