Not Going Solo

Hope Solo’s comments after the U.S losing to Sweden in the Olympic Soccer quarterfinals made a lot of news.   She called them “cowards” and there was a chance of repercussions.   U.S Soccer announced that Solo would be suspended for the national team for 6 months, and her contract with the team has been terminated.  U.S Soccer Sunil Gulati mentioned that her past behavior was taken into consideration.   Solo was granted a personal leave of absence with from her NWSL team the Seattle Reign. However, Solo will appeal the suspension on the grounds that it violated her freedom of speech.  Solo’s career is turmoil, and even when she returns in February 2017 there are no guarantees of her playing on the national team.

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