Hope Solo has always been a controversial figure and on Friday she let loose with a quote that will only enhance that reputation.
Following the United States women’s soccer team’s shocking loss to Sweden in penalty kicks at the 2016 Olympics, Solo said the following: “We lost to a bunch of cowards. The better team did not win.”
Wow. So much for being gracious in defeat. No context was given for the quote but I’m sure more will come out soon. The United States’ goalkeeper needs to learn that sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something controversial.
UPDATE: Here’s the full quote: