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Hope Solo Suspended After Calling Sweden's Team 'Cowards'

Hope Solo Suspended After Calling Sweden's Team 'Cowards'

Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months.

The 35-year-old pro soccer player called the Sweden soccer team “cowards” after losing to them in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

“The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said. “Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.”

The statement continued, “Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we’ve had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action.”

As a result, Hope will not be eligible for the team until February of 2017.

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  • namers

    Narcissist need very intensive behavior modification treatment which they never get because they don’t think they have a problem. Like Kanye, Trump (will lose the election and then have a massive heart attack), Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen. That’s why it’s called a “personality disorder” because it is ingrained in their personality.

  • Brink

    You can’t suspend the sexy hot one with a cool name. Can’t we offer up one of the ugly players like Megan Rapinoe to serve the suspension?

  • tom

    You find idiots sexy?good luck finding one for yourself.

  • Brink

    Oh I don’t judge others too harshly so I’m able to find her attractive and sexy.

  • cher19

    The piece of trash should have been suspended a longtime ago, but I guess the integrity of the Athletes are not as imported ass winning.

  • cher19

    I don’t find nothing sexy about a big Bulley that has been in trouble with the law in Seattle constantly and goes around beating up People and stealing.

  • Brink

    Oh come now. A few minor run ins with the boys in blue does not take away from her hotness. Let us not throw stones and live in glass houses and all that noise.

  • MyEyesHurt

    Hope Solo is a total embarrassment to her team and country. What a pathetic, spoiled brat.

  • Terry Allen

    Domestic violence, no suspension. Calling the opponent cowards, death penalty! There’s something extremely wrong with that picture.

  • MyEyesHurt

    That is because most of the victims are too afraid to report their abusers.

  • Terry Allen

    ??? Hope Solo’s domestic abuse trilogies are all documented, so I don’t understand your comment as it pertains to this article about Solo?

  • MyEyesHurt

    Sorry, but I don’t follow Hope Solo. I just know what she said about Sweden doesn’t say too much for her character. My statement on domestic violence was a general one, not directed at Ms.Solo. Apologies if I misunderstood your post.

  • JPn

    Nobody in Sweden even cared. This news was in a small piece in our biggest newspaper, we talked about it for one second then we moved on. She should not get suspended for reacting a little strong and saying the word “coward” after losing a big game. It would never EVER happen if it was a male soccerplayer and that pisses me off when we are working so hard for equality in sports.

  • cher19

    Really? a few minor run ins, beating up People , stealing and falling around drunk in Seattle every where gives you a Pass if your Hot, even though there is nothing hot about Her IMO, I see hotter decent People on the Streets every Day, but If you think She is, that’s
    fine:-) Also someone else’s Bad doesn’t excuse another Bad. There are Consequences for Anyone’s Actions and Her Suspension has been Years overdue.

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