Goal keeper Hope Solo got suspended from the U.S Women’s national team for saying negative comments toward the Swedish team after they played them in the Olympics and lost. Hope Solo is known as the best women’s goalkeeper. Her remarks cost her a 6 month suspension from the U.S. team.
Hope Solo’s comments affected her in many ways starting with a suspension and maybe with ruining her career. Solo’s comments were directly towards the Swedish team when she called them a, “bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team. Hope gave a comment after her suspension saying, “For 17 years, I dedicated my life to the U.S. Women’s National Team and did the job of a pro athlete the only way I knew how — with passion, tenacity, an unrelenting commitment to be the best goalkeeper in the world, not just for my country, but to elevate the sport for the next generation of female athletes. In those commitments, I have never wavered. And with so much more to give, I am saddened by the Federation’s decision to terminate my contract.”
Hope Solo suffered the consequences for insulting Sweden, but that is not all. She decided to end the year with her club team due to the consequences she suffered from the U.S Women’s National Team as well.