HOPE SOLO

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CON­TRO­VER­SIAL U.S. soc­cer star Hope Solo, who is the sub­ject of al­le­ga­tions of as­sault brought by two mem­bers of her own fam­ily, lashed out at the Swedish women’s team af­ter they knocked the Amer­i­cans out of the Olympics last week. The three-time de­fend­ing Olympic gold medal win­ners and 2015 World Cup cham­pi­ons will miss the Olympic fi­nal for the first time af­ter the shock 4-3 loss to Swe­den on penal­ties. The match was tied 1-1 af­ter ex­tra time, forc­ing the shoot-out. Af­ter the de­feat, Solo, the team’s goal­keeper, said: “We lost to a bunch of cow­ards. The bet­ter team did not win.” Af­ter mak­ing the com­ments, Solo has since tweeted: “Los­ing sucks. I’m re­ally bad at it.”

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