ASN Morning Read: A Stop Sign for Hope Solo
August 25, 2016
- "U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. Women’s National Team for six months for conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles. The suspension for Solo, who was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for her conduct, is effective immediately."
- Solo's response:
- And this:
SI: Response to Hope Solo suspension from Rich Nichols, executive director, USWNT Players Association pic.twitter.com/ZOPsYgSCk7— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) August 25, 2016
- Agree. Solo's defense shouldn't be the First Amendment; it should be "look at all the other stuff I've done that you haven't penalized me for.":
30 days for enabling life-threatening drunk driving in US team van. 6 mos and contract termination for trash talk. https://t.co/1agPosZfVP— Luke Cyphers (@LurkCyphers) August 25, 2016
- DeAndre Yedlin goes to Newcastle, ruining my fantasy EPL season: "Newcastle United have completed the signing of United States international DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee. Yedlin, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle's arch-rivals Sunderland, has signed a five-year contract with the Championship club. The transfer fee for the right-back, who has made 39 appearances for United States, is reported to be £5 million ($6.6m), according to multiple sources."
- Jozy Altidore scores. Again.
- Ending on a good note:
In Champions League qualifying, #USMNT mid/def Fabian Johnson goes 90 at left mid for Borussia M'gladbach in a 6-1 rout over Young Boys— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) August 24, 2016