The 2016 Olympics in Rio has certainly brought the drama and controversy! I find this punishment for Team USA goalie Hope Solo a little harsh. She’s been banned for six months!
After our girls lost the game to Sweden, Hope Solo called the team a “bunch of cowards” for the way they played. When did the world get so sensitive?! Sports is always been a trash talking industry. When you’re competing that’s what you do!
I guess in all reality they’re just fed up with Solo. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced the suspension Wednesday afternoon expressing that the comments were “unacceptable and do not meet the standards of conduct we require from our National Team players.”
“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,” Gulati said.
After the suspension was announced, Solo released the following statement on Instagram.