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Hope Solo is drawing most of the attention for calling the Swedes cowards after the American women’s soccer team was upset by Sweden on Friday.
Solo sent a tweet out hours after making the comments. While she didn't apologize, she did appear to acknowledge that she went too far.
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) August 12, 2016
Solo's teammates, meanwhile, took a decidedly more professional tone. The 34-year-old Carli Lloyd, one of the team's leaders, made it clear she is planning on coming back for the Tokyo Games in 2020 for a chance at redemption.
This one hurts. I am proud to be apart of this team. I am not stopping and will be more motivated in 2019 and 2020. Back to work soon enough
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 12, 2016
Alex Morgan, who scored the lone goal in regulation for the Americans in the loss, struck a similar tone.
Heartbroken for the team+staff, for our fans, for my family. Today's loss will make winning that much sweeter. Learn, grow, and never forget
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 12, 2016
Former standout Julie Foudy said the loss would stick with the Americans for quite some time.
The crappy thing is you have to wait 3 years. This one will burn and burn and burn. Sadly, they never stop burning. https://t.co/csnrAQjp0W
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) August 12, 2016