What They're Saying: Alex Morgan

“The players don’t control any of the consequences that happen, that are enforced by U.S. Soccer. So, it’s a bummer that happened to one of my teammates, but at the same time I don’t agree with the things that she said in the Olympics."

-- Alex Morgan on the six-month suspension of longtime U.S. teammate Hope Solo for remarks made after the USA's loss to Sweden at the Olympics. (Orlando Sentinel)
4 comments about "What They're Saying: Alex Morgan".
  1. Brian Quesinberry, August 26, 2016 at 11:29 a.m.

    Did Klinsman get a suspension for saying his team should step on more feet? Double standard? She called out Sweden for playing illegal soccer where they pack the box and step on toes. If the referees get punished for enforcing the rules and issuing cards then cheaters win. If the referees give the cards then the cheaters say that the ref won the game and changed the match.

  2. Ric Fonseca replied, August 26, 2016 at 2:14 p.m.

    What did you just say, Mr. Brian Quesinberry? That Sweden "playing illegal soccer...(sic)" (after almost 50 years of being involved in our jogo bonito, I've never heard of "illegal soccer"!!!) This is obviously (BQ's) a toungue-in-cheek comment.... at least I hope so!!!

  3. Romie Littrell, August 27, 2016 at 9:43 p.m.

    Howard Wilkinson, late English premier league manager, after Euro 2004, referred to the catenaccio style of play as cowardly and weak. But somehow managed to avoid suspension. I was a college soccer coach in the USA, with a team of mostly Central and South Americans; I attempted to play a catenaccio defense one game, and the players refused. "We're not cowards." they said.

  4. Bob Ashpole, August 28, 2016 at 3:37 a.m.

    As others have said the timing of the firing is interesting. Mr. Gulati is more of a risk taker than I would have expected.

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