What They're Saying: Hope Solo

“I want to reiterate my regret for the comments I made after our loss to Sweden at the Rio Games. As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey.”

-- Hope Solo, issuing a statement that she had "amicably" resolved her grievance with U.S. Soccer after it suspended her from the U.S. women's national team and terminated her contract after the 2016 Olympics for calling Sweden “a bunch of cowards” after the quarterfinal loss and for past incidents. (San Francisco Chronicle)
10 comments about "What They're Saying: Hope Solo".
  1. Nick Daverese, September 22, 2017 at 2:27 p.m.

    God forbid you actually say what you mean. No free speech in the women's game evidently.

  2. frank schoon, September 22, 2017 at 3 p.m.

    Nick , I can understand her frustration for losing, it is not my style of soccer either but I find it immature on her part sounding like a 10year old, failing to understand the opponent's well planned, executed , successful strategy. Her immature outbursts is also a reflection of her off field antics. Therefore , I can understand her suspension, for as a coach I wouldn't put up with that garbage.....

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, September 23, 2017 at 11:51 a.m.

    Frank everybody sounds like a 10 year old if the press is allowed to interview them at the wrong time. I blame USSF for allowing the post-game interview to happen before she cooled off.

  4. frank schoon replied, September 23, 2017 at 12:29 p.m.

    Bob , That is easy to say but what she said and how she said it and in light of her personal life which is an embarrassment tells me she lacks discipline as a player and in her personal life. This is one aspect Cruyff and Guardiola look for in player is their total all around discipline ON and OFF the field.

  5. stewart hayes, September 22, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

    She's settled with USSF, learned from the experience. Her shoulder is healing and she can possibly help another team achieve success. Good for her.

  6. Nick Daverese, September 23, 2017 at 3:07 a.m.

    I remember our men's team stragedy when they got an early lead on a soccer power. That was get the lead just make a hundred clearance passes to no one and hope you can hold the lead. Sometimes that worked most of the time it did not work. I hate when a team gets the lead and plays the ball to a corner flag hoping that ball would go off the field and then do the same thing all over again. Then you hear people here think it was well planned stragedy. When opponents did it to me. I had a tendency to miss tackles and get them. I would rather see the team hold the ball by using the negative space and keep switching the ball from one side of the field to the other and back again. But in the course of that if they got a chance to shoot and score I want them to take that chance. If you can bury an opponent it much more fun to bury them.

  7. frank schoon replied, September 23, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.

    Nick,II remember my team playing in the regionals up in Boston. The coach from the opposing team tried every which way to break our rhythm, mainly by making continually making substitutions every 2 minutes or so. It was rediculous. If you have to do that then don't bother showing up

  8. Nick Daverese, September 25, 2017 at 11:54 a.m.

    Something to be said for limited substitutions right.

  9. charles davenport, September 25, 2017 at 6:21 p.m.

    Statement solicited by USSF?? she'll be back! Still the best USWNT goalkeeper?

  10. Bob Ashpole, September 26, 2017 at 6:03 p.m.

    She was a great keeper, Charles. Maybe she will come back, but she hasn't played a match in almost a year and had shoulder replacement surgery. I am pulling for her, but most people faced with that would just retire. She, however, is not most people.

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