U.S. Soccer suspends Hope Solo for 6 months over her Comment on rival team
Hope Solo, an American Soccer goalkeeper, suspended for six months from U.S Soccer for “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles”
The suspension was the result of solo’s comment on winning Sweden team, calling it “a bunch of cowards.” “The comments by solo after the match against Sweden were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players. “Said Sunil Gulati, US Soccer president, in a statement.
In the quarterfinal match, the two teams played to a 1-1 stalemate over 120 minutes, Sweden edged the U.S. 4-3 in the shootout. Solo didn’t take the defeat well.
Showing his aggression, Solo Said,” I thought that we played a courageous game. I also think we played a bunch of cowards. But, you know, the best team did not win today.”
The 35-year old goalkeeper had previously been suspended in 2015 for 30 days.
Sunil Gulati said, “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.”