After a not-so-impressive opening to the 2012 London Olympics, the U.S. women’s soccer team clearly wanted to make a statement in their second game.
Behind goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd, the U.S. team demolished Colombia in a 3-0 rout on Saturday – but that's not the story of the day. No, the story of the day, as usual, comes to us via goalkeeper Hope Solo. (Who didn’t really have to do much in Saturday’s win, so maybe all this pent up aggression is sort of understandable.)
Here is what she tweeted out shortly after the game:
3-0 and onto the quarters! Proud of our team for keeping our composure during a chippy game! On to Manchester! #fb— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 28, 2012
Its important 2 our fans 2 enjoy the spirit of the olympics.Its not possible when sum1 on air is saying that a player is the worst defender!— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 28, 2012
What brought on that reaction? It’s tough to say. Chastain’s commentary during the outing was pretty standard stuff, and she didn’t seem to bash the U.S. team at any point. (She’s an unapologetic homer, really.)
We’ll find out what the beef is soon enough, though.