Hope Solo 'We Lost To A Bunch Of Cowards'

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - AUGUST 03: Hope Solo #1 of United States looks on during the Women's Group G first round match between the United States and New Zealand during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mineirao Stadium on August 3, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Hope Solo 'We Lost To A Bunch Of Cowards'


Hope Solo 'We Lost To A Bunch Of Cowards'

Hope Solo has always been a controversial figure and on Friday she let loose with a quote that will only enhance that reputation.

Following the United States women’s soccer team’s shocking loss to Sweden in penalty kicks at the 2016 Olympics, Solo said the following: “We lost to a bunch of cowards. The better team did not win.”

Wow. So much for being gracious in defeat. No context was given for the quote but I’m sure more will come out soon. The United States’ goalkeeper needs to learn that sometimes saying nothing is better than saying something controversial.

UPDATE: Here’s the full quote:

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