Hope Solo's Post-Olympics Drama Is So Bad Everyone Might Forget Ryan Lochte


The Women's USA Soccer team was beat out of a medal by Sweden at the Rio Olympics.

That was a pretty bad loss, but US goalie Hope Solo's drama is just making it a lot worse.

The 35-year-old has been suspended over her misconduct for six months, effective immediately.

Apparently, when it comes to friendly competition, saying "We lost to a bunch of cowards" in reference to the Swedish team is out of bounds.

You can't exactly unsay that, Solo!

In a statement, US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said,

Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we've had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action.

Solo definitely has a history of getting fired up.

Swedish coach Pia Sundage dropped a truth bomb in response, in pure Sundage style,

We won the game. They played more attacking football than we did. We defended very well. It's OK to be a coward if you win.

Damn straight. Sundage previously coached Team USA to two Olympic gold medals.

Being bummed after a loss is certainly warranted, but dissing the opposing team like that doesn't make up for anything. It's not like you can have a rematch at the Olympics.

But Solo knows she's not great at losing. After the quote was released, she admitted she's bad at losing in this tweet.

This is a pretty embarrassing situation for the entire USA Women's soccer team.

I'm sorry, who is Ryan Lochte again?

Citations: OLYMPICS 2016 Hope Solo Suspended for Six Months After Calling Swedish Women's Soccer Team 'Cowards' (US weekly)