Quote of the day: Abby Wambach on Hope Solo

“You never call another team cowards after you’ve just been beaten. … 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.'”

– Abby Wambach on the postgame comments during the Rio Olympics that got Hope Solo banned from the U.S. team. Wambach appeared on The Dan Patrick Show.  

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Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, Dec. 16, 2015. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

 

 

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