Hope Solo, the starting goalie for the USA Olympic women’s soccer team and former Washington Husky, stirs the pot with her tweets aimed at color commentator Brandi Chastain. She was outraged with Chastain’s comments about the USA team’s defense ability.
Chastain is a former Olympic soccer player for the USA team where she won two gold medals and two world cups as part of that team. However, Solo was not happy about the comments that Chastain made and specifically, targeted Chastain as someone that should help grow the sport not criticize it.
Here were Solo’s tweets:
Solo has drawn criticism for her comments and even has had to have a special meeting with the coach. However, in a USA Today article they stated that others have defended Solo and stated that Chastain and her generation is nervous that this new generation will eclipse the past one. That article also showed Chastain’s reply which was:
"“I’m here to do my job, which is to be an honest and objective analyst at the Olympics,”"
Solo has always shown a high amount of confidence and ‘swagger’ and that is one of the things that makes her such a great goalie. She doesn’t back down from anyone on or off the pitch, and she defends her team as much as she defends the net.
The Husky Alum and the rest of her USA team will be playing North Korea on Tuesday to finish up their “Group G” play.