U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the women’s national team for six months for “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.”
After the team lost to Sweden in Rio, Solo expressed her displeasure by calling the Swedes “a bunch of cowards.” She went on to say that “the better team did not win today.”
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And for that, she was suspended from the team for six months. Obviously, they just wanted her gone.
Solo made a statement on her suspension and apparently she will file an appeal.
Hope Solo's response to SI on her suspension. pic.twitter.com/Y5E5KcrECo
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So what do you think about Solo’s suspension? Did she deserve it? Is the USWNT just trying to make a fresh start with younger blood?