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Hope Solo Says She’s ‘Saddened’ by Suspension Over ‘Cowards’ Comment at the Rio Olympics

Hope Solo stood up in an announcement on Wednesday, August 24, after U.S. Soccer reported it was suspending her and ending her agreement after her upheaval taking after an amusement at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "For a long time, I committed my life to the U.S. Ladies' National Team and did the occupation of a professional competitor the main way I knew how — with enthusiasm, relentlessness, an unwavering responsibility to be the best goalkeeper on the planet, not only for my nation, but rather to lift the game for the up and coming era of female competitors," Solo, 35, wrote in an announcement posted on Twitter on Wednesday. "In those responsibilities, I have never faltered. Also, with a lot more to give, I am disheartened by the Federation's choice to end my agreement."

As Us Weekly already detailed, the U.S. Ladies' soccer group goalkeeper was suspended on Wednesday for six months after she called the Swedish group "a bundle of quitters" taking after Team USA's misfortune in the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics on August 12.

"For a long time, I devoted my life to the U.S. Ladies' National Team and did the occupation of a professional competitor the main way I knew how — with energy, steadiness, a persistent responsibility to be the best goalkeeper on the planet, not only for my nation, but rather to hoist the game for the up and coming era of female competitors," Solo, 35, wrote in an announcement posted on Twitter on Wednesday. "In those duties, I have never faltered. Furthermore, with quite a lot more to give, I am disheartened by the Federation's choice to end my agreement."

As Us Weekly beforehand revealed, the U.S. Ladies' soccer group goalkeeper was suspended on Wednesday for six months after she called the Swedish group "a cluster of quitters" taking after Team USA's misfortune in the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics on August 12.

Solo, who is a standout amongst the most embellished players in U.S. soccer history, has spoken to the U.S. at three Olympic Games, winning two gold decorations, and three straight World Cups, yet she won't be qualified to play for the U.S. Ladies' National Team until February 2018.

Rich Nichols, the general advice for the players' relationship of the ladies' national group, called the goalkeeper's suspension "inordinate, remarkable, unbalanced and an infringement of Ms. Solo's First Amendment rights," The New York Times reports. "She was let go for making remarks that a man never would have been let go for," he included and advised the Times that he wants to record a grievance for her benefit on Thursday, August 25.