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Bad Girl Goalie Can Save Woman's Soccer League

(Newser) - St. Louis' showboating, self-proclaimed "loudmouth goalkeeper" is somebody fans love or hate and that's exactly what women's soccer needs, Jason Zengerle writes in the Atlantic. Hope Solo—who refused to wear the "girly" pink outfit provided when the Women's Professional Soccer League kicked off earlier this year—can...

Norway Rolls Over US, 2-0
 Norway Rolls Over US, 2-0

Norway Rolls Over US, 2-0

Scores 2 goals in first 4 minutes, hangs on to win

(Newser) - Norway jumped on the United States from the opening whistle, getting two goals in the first four minutes today to beat the US women's soccer team, 2-0, at the Beijing Olympics. The US occassionally looked dangerous, but seemed to miss injured leading scorer Abby Wambach. It was America's first loss...

Solo Saga Quieted, Women's Soccer Eyes Beijing

After US goalie's outburst, team rethinks the need for unity

(Newser) - Hope Solo's infamous criticism of her coach got her booted from practice and competition at the end of last year's World Cup, and depression almost kept the 26-year-old from returning to soccer at all. But now the US team has a new coach, a rejuvenated Solo, and a fresh plan...

Axe Finally Falls on Women's World Cup Coach

U.S. Soccer looks to replace Ryan after Solo debacle

(Newser) - In a demonstration of the high expectations of the U.S. women's soccer team, coach Greg Ryan was fired after his team crashed out in the semifinals of last month's World Cup. Ryan sustained just two losses in two and a half years, but his questionable handling of the goalkeeper...

Solo to Play in Mexico Series
Solo to Play in Mexico Series

Solo to Play in Mexico Series

Women's soccer coach brings back outspoken goalie after benching her for World Cup finals

(Newser) - Outspoken goalie Hope Solo is on the US women's soccer team roster for games against Mexico later this month, reports the AP. The 26-year-old player publicly criticized coach Greg Ryan for playing Briana Scurry in her place in the World Cup semifinals, and was kept from practicing and playing in...

After World Cup Dismissal, Hope to Fly Solo

Player banished from games; coach under fire for not playing her

(Newser) - The US women’s soccer team just suffered one of its worst World Cup losses, but all eyes are focused on the team’s outspoken player and embattled coach. Goalie Hope Solo was banished today after publicly criticizing the choice of veteran teammate Briana Scurry to replace her in the...

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