Olympics: Hope Solo

I have the utmost respect for Hope Solo; for a soccer player. She’s awesome goalie for women’s soccer in the U.S. as is clear by her being the goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team since 2000 and being a World Cup & Olympic medalist; that’s 16 years. Never one to not speak her mind, Solo pretty much says what she means and almost always means what she says; she also does not mince words. Case in point, what she said of the Swedish team after the U.S’ lost to them in the Olympics; essentially calling the them cowards. I get that she may not have liked the loss, but calling the other team “cowards” (and I realize there was a lot more said in her statement) is being a bit of a poor sport and not in keeping with the comradery that epitomizes the Olympic Games. Sometimes I think Hope needs to use her inside voice, but Hope wouldn’t be Hope if she didn’t speak her mind; raw and uncut.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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