U.S. Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Hope Solo Suspended For Calling Opponent 'Cowards'

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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand.  (Eugenio Savio/AP)

American women’s soccer start Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national soccer team for six months, after comments she made when her team was eliminated from Olympic play in the quarterfinal.

Solo’s comments included calling U.S. opponent Sweden “a bunch of cowards” after the U.S. lost on penalty kicks, adding “Unfortunately, the better team didn’t win.” Sweden went on to win the silver medal.

So what will this suspension mean for Solo’s career? Host Jeremy Hobson discusses with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.


Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst, host of the daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.

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