Just last year, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo were two of the USWNT’s biggest stars lifting the trophy at the 2015 World Cup. A year later, they are both off the team, for different reasons, and dealing with their own issues. Solo has had to deal with being fired by U.S. Soccer for her “coward” comments directed at Sweden after the shocking early exit at the Summer Olympics.
Wambach, who retired last year, revealed this week that she abused alcohol and prescription drugs regularly. On Thursday, Wambach appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” where she spoke her mind on Solo. Take a look.
“I had big problems with that (her comments towards Sweden),” Wambach said. “You never call another team cowards after you’ve just been beaten. The rules in the game are the rules in the game and you don’t want to be a sore loser — not when you’re the best team in the world. To me, that looks weak.
“That’s like playground stuff. Be a professional. Stand up and say, ‘You know what, they beat us at our own game. They played better than us today.”
Strong thoughts on her former teammate. Wambach is right about never calling out another team, especially when you know that their style of play is to defend and try and spring forward and bag a goal. It does look weak, and Wambach nailed it right on the head.
Do you agree?
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / USWNT legend Abby Wambach calls Hope Solo out for ‘coward’ comments