U.S. makes Solo the scapegoat for its failure

September 30, 2007
By Andrea Canales
Even before the U.S. team took the field against Norway in the third-place game, which the Americans would win 4-1, Hope Solo had lost.

Solo wasn't even present at the stadium, banished as a "distraction" by her coach and at least some of her teammates.

After her candid comments against coach Greg Ryan's decision to bench her for the semifinal match versus Brazil, Solo directed a spotlight on herself that allowed the catalyst of the entire event, Greg Ryan, to ...

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