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Hope Solo Drops Some Bombs In ESPN E:60 Interview

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By now we're all well aware of the fact that Sounders Women goalkeeper Hope Solo is a bit of a free thinker. She's not fond of biting her tongue, says what she feels and is generally one of the more compelling figures in the world of women's athletics as a result (love or hate her). I've watched and listened to a ton of interviews since she released her memoir, but credit to ESPN E:60's Jeremy Schaap for getting some really good stuff out of her in this one.

It might be old, but all the material about the notorious benching in the 2007 Women's World Cup is highly revealing. I've always felt that if Greg Ryan were the coach of a men's team and pulled a stunt like that, it would go down as the stupidest decision in the sport's history ... and that's basically what Solo calls it. The interview is about 10 minutes, but it's definitely worth watching.