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Hope Solo is single and a ‘dork’

US women’s goalie Hope Solo needs a little love right now. After her rant at US Women’s coach Greg Ryan, who had benched her in favour of Briana Scurry for the World Cup semi final against Brazil (which the US lost 3-0), she was cast out by Ryan and ostracised by team-mates.
Solo played no part at all in the US’s third-place playoff game against China. Ryan made a point of leaving her out in the cold whilst praising her 20 team-mates: ‘We have moved forward with 20 players who have stood by each other, who have battled for each other…’
Oucheroo! Solo was then ignored by team-mates at the US’s team hotel in China, although reports say that some have now forgiven her for the outburst, including Scurry, who along with Ryan bore the brunt of the tirade.

1297091772_m.jpgLet’s cut Hope some slack here. She was pissed off and said some dumb things in the heat of the moment, most of all that she could have saved some of the goals Scurry conceded. But then she’s a young dumb athlete – what do you expect? Like most young dumb athletes, she hates to lose. And here I quote from her official MySpace page:
‘I am such a dork when it comes to anything that is potentially competitive. I have the ability to turn a catch phrase or connect four game into a battlefield.’
You said it Hope.
Solo’s MySpace page, which seems genuine, also reveals that she’s single and has, at time of posting, 1675 friends. Send her a message of support, Piesfolk. She could use it.

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By admin on October 4th, 2007 in WAGs & Babes. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “Hope Solo is single and a ‘dork’”

  1. arseblogger says:

    Her father Han is right behind her, I hear.

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Arseblogger, you should know better…

  3. Gibby 10 says:

    I’d bench the lot of them for havin such shit names . The team lines must sound like the credits from saved by the bell or the O.C !!!
    Hope ‘feckin’ Solo. What happened to tracey or Sharon ???
    Bloody Yanks !!! stick to your egg chasing footie & leave the real football to us .
    Brad Kawolski

  4. kj says:

    Which “us” is that now? England? Since we’re talking about the women’s teams, should we talk about the quarters? Scoreline was a bit lopsided in that one, I do believe.

  5. arseblogger says:

    Sorry Oliie, couldn’t help myself.

  6. don says:

    First for the writer before you write some nonsense study what is football then you can write. the best thing to do is ask any person from British since they are the inventor of the sport or the rest of the world if solo is right the first time and the second time after the game what she said about her team mate.
    This is not tabloid stuff about Britney soccer is series business for the rest of the world, individualism is not the motto of the sports where 11 players play, you don’t just go and talk to the media, you need to learn to say no comment, she needs to be suspended if you let her go now next game the whole 22 players think they are better than anyone in the team.

  7. EricTheGreen says:

    My, what an interesting post…let’s take shot at a pair of the more savory pieces, shall we?
    “ask any person from Britain…”–well, yes, it does seem that League football originated in dear Albion. Around 120 years ago or so, that is; ’tis possible perhaps that other authorities have arisen since then? Put more plainly: why would anyone consider definitive the collective football opinion of a nation that has done nothing on the international stage since the coronation, 1966 excepted? Britain would be the last group of people the rest of the world would consider definitive to the sport in 2007. Dreadful if that stings, but there it is.
    “the whole 22 players think they are better than anyone on the team”. You think this side is what exactly, schools football? Each player on that side already thinks precisely this and is fully convinced that she is qualified to start and play, as much or more so than any current team member. The adoption of a bland-as-milk public persona doesn’t change this. Ms. Solo permitted it to peek outside the mask this time. Impolitic to be sure. But isolated? Hardly.
    I find it refreshing that a player is calling to task a particularly brain-dead decision by a coach with a well-documented series of imbecilic strategy and personnel decisions trailing his rear. A pity she’s thrown her career in the rubbish bin as a result, but a welcome change in approach.

  8. Jeff says:

    Kaka publicly attacked Ancelloti for using the trident attack back in October of ’06. Milan went on to win the Champions League using the trident system. No one really cared about Kaka’s remarks.
    So I find the attacks on Solo based on her comments a bit hypocritical, I guess. To be perfectly honest, if a goalkeeper doesn’t think she can save any shot by any player at any time, then the she doesn’t belong out there. So while I understand why some people were upset, I think the whole situation was a bit overblown.

  9. Jordan says:

    Sorry to tell you but Hope isn’t single. In a video on she and her boyfriend are interviewed.
    It’s the September 19, 2007 episode of Studio 90. The friends and family part.

  10. Peter says:

    Did Bri make the same comments three years ago about one of her teammates?
    U.S. goalkeeper Scurry out to make amends
    IRAKLION, Greece (AP) — There’s no doubt in Briana Scurry’s mind. If she had been the starting goalkeeper four years ago in Sydney, the U.S. women’s soccer team would have won the gold medal.
    “I put myself into that entire game,” she said. “And I’ve always felt — and I still feel — that if I were playing, we would have won.”