United States women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has never been one to mince words. In fact, that's exactly what has gotten her in trouble in the past, as up until recently she was best known for essentially being kicked off the team for calling out a teammate and her coach during the 2007 Women's World Cup. While her latest statement probably won't get her into much trouble, it will likely garner plenty of attention. Relatively unprompted, Solo closed our her interview on Jim Rome's radio show with this line:
"Alright we’ll be bringing home the Cup guys."
To be entirely fair, most of the interview carried far less potential bulletin board material. Mostly, she talked about what a difference this World Cup has been from the last one, where she wasn't exactly enjoying herself even before being kicked off the team.
"Absolutely. Everybody knows four years ago, everything that happened in 2007, I didn’t get to enjoy the process, enjoy every step, enjoy the moment, enjoy the crowd, and enjoy that emotional side of the game and that was because I was grieving, I was grieving the loss of my father. You fast forward four years later and I took a moment to enjoy everything around me. The crowd, the energy in the stadium to see how far along women’s soccer, women’s sports has come, and you felt it. It’s going to continue to grow and be even that much bigger way past my time. I feel like a part of it and it was a bigger moment than I could ever explain here on the phone with you but I had my moment and I enjoyed the process."
Read the whole interview at Sports Radio Interviews.