Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months
CHICAGO - U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team.
Sweden eliminated the Americans 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal Olympic match.
The 35-year-old Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, will not be eligible for selection to the national team until February.