US soccer goalie calls Swedish team 'cowards' | The Tylt

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US soccer goalie calls Swedish team 'cowards'
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The favored US women's soccer team lost to Sweden, in a game determined by defense. After the match, US goalie Hope Solo derided the Swedish team saying "The best team did not win today," adding that they played like "a bunch of cowards." Its true that the Swedish team didn't force much action in the game, but critics say Solo's comment is not in the spirit of the Olympics.

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US soccer goalie calls Swedish team 'cowards'
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Swedes are pretty insistent - Hope is the one who is a coward. The Swedish team knew the US was stronger and faster. They used a strategy that played to their defensive strengths. This isn't new, it's part of the game!
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Strategy-Shmategy. The fans wanted to see more action. Hope was right.
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A lot of people have jumped on Hope Solo. She's already not liked by a lot of soccer fans around the world. Sure, the comments can be seen as unsportsmanlike. But she doesn't bill herself as a diplomatic person. She's competitive and her comments reflect that nature of her personality.
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Since when is soccer about anything other than winning?
FINAL RESULTS
US soccer goalie calls Swedish team 'cowards'
#HopeIsRight
A festive crown for the winner
#HopeTheCoward
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