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Hope Solo Calls Swedish Team 'Cowards' After Olympics Loss

Hope Solo Calls Swedish Team 'Cowards' After Olympics Loss

Hope Solo trashed the Swedish soccer team after the U.S. Women’s National Team was defeated in the quarter-finals at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

“I thought that we played a courageous game. I thought we had many opportunities on goal. I think we showed a lot of heart,” Hope said in a post-game interview (via SI.com). “We came back from a goal down. I’m very proud of this team.”

“And I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The better team did not win today. I strongly believe that. I think you saw American heart. You saw us give everything we had today,” Hope added.

When asked why she thought the Swedish team played cowardly, she said: “Sweden dropped off. They didn’t want to open play. They didn’t want to pass the ball. They didn’t want to play great soccer. It was a combative game, a physical game. Exactly what they wanted and exactly what their gameplan was. They dropped into a 50. They didn’t try and press. They didn’t want to open the game. And they tried to counter with longballs. We had that style of play when Pia [Sundhage] was our coach.”

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Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Hope Solo

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  • girl93

    Such a bad loser.

  • John Dow

    Fuck you Hope Solo, you fucking piece of shit!

  • Jolene234

    What a poor sport. And I’m from the USA. Learn how to lose with grace. smh

  • Cynic

    Suck it up princess, you lost, deal with it. Use any excuse you want, but the Swedish team is moving on and the US team isn’t. Poor loser.

  • Little Paper Stars

    Well they beat you, so … what a bad loser. Such a bad lack of sportsmanship and especially at the Olympics of all places. Evidently the team didnt play well enough to advance, blame your team for your loss, take a look at yourselves instead of publicly bashing the winning side, pathetic.

  • Ause Ekel

    Shut up loser. First saying BS about zyka and now saying BS after losing a match against one of the best teams in the world. I think it’s time for you to retire Solo.

  • Ash

    B*tch, you guys were sucked to begin with! I watched the whole game shook my head so many times. Get over it loser!

  • suzybel

    What a sore loser. BTW, the better team DID win.

  • Debbie Shaw-Burke

    Boo boo. The U.S bullied their way in London sucking up to the refs and getting away with bloody Murder, now you get your butts beat and cry foul !!!!!! POOR SPORTSMANSHIP. LOOKS GOOD ON YOU CRY BABYS

  • Brink

    Ok, I would do her cause she’s kinda hot and has a cool name but afterwards I would shake the shit out of this sore loser bitch.

  • Visitor

    This violent hoodrat needs to shut her trap. She’s a sore loser.

  • Liz

    True, and I hope she isn’t a part of the team in 2020.

  • j b

    Hope Solo’s attitude is as ugly as her well used vagina.

  • j b

    Guess you haven’t seen her leaked nude pictures as they have turned off most guys from ever wanting to be with her.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I’m glad she lost. After the jokes about the zika she got what she deserved.

  • Gina

    She’s mad that they pulled out all the stops to win? It’s the Olympics, hon.

  • Christinejgonzalez1

    <<hp. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!ir71m:….,……

  • Jezza

    That bad, huh?

  • Jezza

    Get over yourself, bitter bitch. You guys came up short. It happens. Time to learn to lose with dignity.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Is she saying

    We were cowards when Pia [Sundhage] was our coach

    ?

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Is she saying

    We were cowards when Pia [Sundhage] was our coach

    ?

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    every vagina is beautiful.

  • Vavyan Larkin

    OMG…this woman is crazy.
    She keeps doing and saying stupid things.
    It’s about time to retire and keep yourself away from the sports.
    We don’t need this spirit to stuck on the upcoming generation.

  • Brink

    Lol yeah, I heard those pics are kind of disturbing.

  • j b

    Trust me not that one.

  • j b

    Could run a train through that tunnel.

  • Jezza
  • Alexa Bellini

    Hope Solo should try for one more run at the 2020 Summer Olympics but as a backup goalie. Meghan Rapione, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Allie Long, Heather O’Reilly, and Kelly O’Hara should return also in 2020 to try getting back to get a bronze medal to redeem themselves including some new faces (most of them except Sauerbrunn in backup roles).