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Old 08-30-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Hope Solo decides to end her season with NWSL’s Seattle Reign



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Goalkeeper Hope Solo has decided to end her season with the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League.

The beleaguered goalkeeper, who was handed a six-month suspension and saw her contract with U.S. Soccer terminated last week, announced her departure from her professional club team in a statement Tuesday.
I don't recall the USWNT firing Solo, she literally was suspended for 2 games.

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Old 08-30-2016, 01:48 PM   #2
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Her contract with the US national team was terminated: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/sp...ract.html?_r=0

Which is good, Solo can go #### herself forever.
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Not even professional enough to honour her commitment to her club team. Sounds about right.

Though it is possible that she was asked to leave.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:58 PM   #4
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At least there may be new hope for the USWNT.........
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
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"Coming to terms with the fact that I'm an ####### has been devastating"

That's how that should have read.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:45 PM   #6
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Hope Solo really strikes me as one of those people who are far more trouble than they're worth but just never seem to realize it.
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Her contract with the US national team was terminated: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/sp...ract.html?_r=0

Which is good, Solo can go #### herself forever.
I'd watch that...
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I'd watch that...
TMZ has a behind the scenes video:

http://www.tmz.com/2016/08/30/hope-s...ishment-video/
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:41 PM   #9
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She's just a bad human.

FIFA should have given her a different ban for the glove change tactics.
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Old 08-30-2016, 05:39 PM   #10
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Why so much hate for Hope Solo? Seriously, I don't mind her at all.
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Why so much hate for Hope Solo? Seriously, I don't mind her at all.
I like her intensity and that fire within.
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Both her and Wombach seem completely insane. Although she did say Sinclair was the best ever.
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She is terrible for other reasons but the post game comments really didn't deserve a 6 month suspension or termination of her contract.

She was heated after a big loss in penalty kicks and was pissed off, don't mind candid comments like that. I hate that all we get for the most part is boring responses from Athletes.

There was nothing wrong with how Sweden played but you just lost in the quarter finals of the Olympics as the heavy favourites - you should be pissed off.
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I like her intensity and that fire within.
Yeah.

I mean, when I get fired up I beat the #### out of my nephew. It's the norm.
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She is terrible for other reasons but the post game comments really didn't deserve a 6 month suspension or termination of her contract.

She was heated after a big loss in penalty kicks and was pissed off, don't mind candid comments like that. I hate that all we get for the most part is boring responses from Athletes.

There was nothing wrong with how Sweden played but you just lost in the quarter finals of the Olympics as the heavy favourites - you should be pissed off.
Of course not, but thats the nature of sports. Hope Solo has been a pain in the USWNT's ass for years now, all those comments did was finally throw US soccer a bone and give them a good enough reason to finally get rid of her.

The team, the Organization and the country need to move on from Hope Solo but she was holding on tooth and nail until she finally gave them an excuse.

This is called: 'using someone's ridiculous pride that has been tarnishing the organization against them to get what you want.'

USWNT comes out of this looking reasonable and squeaky clean!

"Hey we made her apologize and banned her for what amounted to 2 games, the rest of this hysterical overreaction is 100% on her and has nothing to do with us."

You can even mentally picture them literally and figuratively washing their hands of Hope Solo.
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Yeah.

I mean, when I get fired up I beat the #### out of my nephew. It's the norm.
Who doesnt? Hes so used to it by now he just recognizes the subtle cues. Hes also viciously phobic of the smell of leather but I have no idea what thats about and I'm sure its completely unrelated.
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I think if she made those comments after a league game or something there wouldn't have been as much backlash. But the Olympics are a different beast, it's not the time to be calling other athletes 'cowards'. Probably couldn't pick a worse time, actually.

The domestic violence stuff along with the drinking and driving in the national team's van with her husband and just a general bad vibe I get from listening to her and I wouldn't mind if she never played again.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:09 PM   #18
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Her contract with the US national team was terminated: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/sp...ract.html?_r=0

Which is good, Solo can go #### herself forever.
I'm wondering how many people in here that put any defense of Hope Solo have actually read the full article. I think it does a good job of summarizing all of the events which led to the decision.

The ban from US soccer clearly was a series of events and the Sweden related comments were the icing on the cake. They were probably equally embarrassed with the whole twitter tweeting of pictures of beekeeping suit and bugspray stuff which really pissed off the Brazilians as she mocked them for the zika virus risks prior to the beginning of the tournament.

Her behaviour is likely something US soccer doesn't want emulated and therefore they're setting the tone with the move. Hope Solo seems like she is a disaster as a person, a horrible teammate and likely toxic to any dressing room she sets foot in.

Hey can I be the coach that she says doesn't know anything about soccer? What a treat she must be to coach.

Sometimes people's attitudes, no matter how good they are, can be too much.
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I think Hope Solo catches a lot of #### because she's a woman and she doesn't act very lady-like.

The reality is she's not as good as she used to be and it's probably time to move on and they finally got sick of her ####, but fans generally really have a hate on for her and I don't know why. She's one of the best female keeper's of all time (if not the best).
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I think Hope Solo catches a lot of #### because she's a woman and she doesn't act very lady-like.

The reality is she's not as good as she used to be and it's probably time to move on and they finally got sick of her ####, but fans generally really have a hate on for her and I don't know why. She's one of the best female keeper's of all time (if not the best).
I think the argument that there's sexism at play here is bull####. Did you read the article? In full?

She reminds me of Sean Avery or Terrell Owens... dbags get called out for what they are.
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