Quotes of the day: Hope Solo and Jill Ellis

“I feel like I’m being pushed out … because they know I’ve been fighting so hard for equal pay. They’re going to use my comments as an excuse to get rid of me forever so that they don’t have to deal with such a strong voice and opposition to field conditions and playing conditions and pay. I think I’m just a thorn in their side, and it’s time for them to cut their losses.”

– Hope Solo




“Over time, there’s been off-the-field distractions, and the federation has taken action. Each time action has been taken, there’s been made clear an expectation that this would the last time such a step would be necessary. Sadly, Hope’s postgame comments forced us to make a significant decision. It wasn’t a decision just made about comments. It was a sum total of actions that have unfortunately shown a negative light on our program.”

– Jill Ellis

jill media day nyc 2015



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