Goalkeeper Hope Solo dismissed her opponents as “cowards” following the U.S. girls’s staff 4-Three loss to Sweden on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.
“I assumed we performed a brave sport. I assumed we had many alternatives on the objective,” she informed Sports Illustrated. “We got here again from a objective down. I’m very pleased with this staff.”
“But we additionally performed a bunch of cowards.”
The defeat marks the primary time a U.S. girls’s soccer staff fails to advance to the semifinals of a significant event, a big upset for a staff that was in search of a consecutive Olympic title to comply with their 2015 World Cup win.
The goalkeeper criticized the Swedish staff’s “sport plan” and elegance of play, saying, “They didn’t need open play. They didn’t wish to go the ball. They didn’t wish to play nice soccer. It was a combative sport, a bodily sport.”
Her sentiments that “The greatest staff didn’t win as we speak” have been adopted by a put up on Twitter admitting, “Losing sucks. I’m actually dangerous at it.”
U.S. soccer followers have taken to social media to sentence Solo’s feedback, calling her “sore loser” and “very disappointing.”
Solo has been within the highlight for an earlier controversy after posting photographs on social media of herself carrying a mosquito masks and carrying repellent amid Zika scares.
“I’m going to take each precaution obligatory,” she mentioned in an interview with CNBC in May. “I’m unsure I’m even going to be leaving the resort room, outdoors of follow,” including she would attend the Rio Games “begrudgingly.”
With recordsdata from Steven Goff and the Associated Press
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