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With A Six-Month Suspension And Her Contract Terminated, Hope Solo’s U.S. Career Is Over

For the United States Soccer Federation, it’s seemingly a case of enough finally being enough. Following Hope Solo’s infamous declaration that Sweden were a “bunch of cowards” after their victory over the U.S., America’s governing body has handed Solo a six month suspension and terminated her contract with the women’s national team. 

USWNT Crash Out Of Olympics With Worst Showing Ever

The United States women’s national team clawed their way back into their quarter-final match against Sweden, but were unable to find a winner in 120 minutes of action. The lottery of penalties ultimately doomed the four-time gold medalists.

It was the first penalty shootout in the history of women’s soccer at the Olympics, and the USWNT were unable to conquer their nerves as Sweden emerged victorious, 4-3.

USWNT Beats France In Second Olympic Game

The USWNT has made it through their toughest game (on paper) of the group stage at the Olympics unscathed, beating the third-ranked team in the world, France, 1-0.

The goal, if you haven't already heard, came from USA co-captain and destroyer of worlds Carli Lloyd, who pounced on the rebound from a Tobin Heath shot that came off the post.

USWNT Beats New Zealand 2-0 In Olympic Opener

The USWNT got their Olympics off to the start everyone was hoping for with a comfortable, injury-free 2-0 win against New Zealand.

New Zealand played a physical, bruising style of soccer, but in the end the USWNT's skill advantage won out.

Having the best player in the world helps too. Carli Lloyd got the USWNT on the board in the first half, heading in a Tobin Heath cross.

Becky Sauerbrunn Is Right About Crunchy Peanut Butter And Beards

USWNT defender Becky Sauerbrunn took some time out from preparing for the Olypics to play "fair or foul" with The Players Tribune. She gave her opinion on studs-up challenges, artificial turf, Harry Potter, crunchy peanut butter, beards and more. She was spot on about crunchy peanut butter and beards.

The USWNT Debut New Kits For The Rio Olympics

The US women’s national team will take to the pitch in Rio this summer wearing a distinctly different home kit from the ones debuted with the new US Soccer badge earlier this year. 

This kit was designed specifically for use in the Olympics because of an Olympic charter that mandates the absence of federation crests. Instead, the USA’s controversial new ‘Captain America’ crest will be replaced with simple “USA” lettering.

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