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Solo calls Sweden 'Cowards'

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Solo has a said a number of inappropriate things. The audience taunted her by saying ZIKA during her ompetition.
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From start to finish, the entire quarterfinal game was a close, tough match. And it did have an edge because Sweden is coached by Pia Sundhage — the same woman who coached the U.S. team to gold at the 2012 Olympics. So Sundhage, a Swede, knew how to approach the talented American squad, which still has many of the same players from four years ago, including Solo.
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I would expect she is upset because her former coach is now with Sweeden.
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The deeply disappointing performance may be defined as much by Solo's remarks as the team's play.
Before arriving she tweeted glibly about the Zika virus in Brazil. That led crowds in Brazil to chant,"Zika, Zika," every time she touched the ball in matches.
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People say all kinds of things when they are mad about losing. No matter what she wants to call them they are winners and the US is the loser. That is all that matters in the Olympics.
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I thought that we played a courageous game," Solo told reporters after the shocking defeat."I thought we had many opportunities on goal. I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I'm very proud of this team.
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That raises the ultimate question of which is greater the aggressive loser or the patient and cowardly winner?
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Megan Rapinoe, one of U.S. women's most senior soccer players, has criticized Hope Solo's disparaging comments about Swedish team following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.
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