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Hope Solo slapped with 6 month suspension from US Soccer

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Hope Solo Call Swedish Team "Cowards"

Hope Solo has plenty of time to think about her controversial actions down in Rio after being handed a lengthy timeout.

U.S. Soccer has suspended the Olympic goalkeeper from the U.S. Women's National Team for six months for "conduct that is counter to the organization's principles," according to a statement Wednesday.

The suspension is in response to Solo's bitter rant against Sweden's team after it eliminated the American squad from medals contention during the 2016 Rio Games.

In the quarterfinal match, the two teams played to a 1-1 stalemate over 120 minutes, but Sweden edged the U.S. 4-3 in a shootout — and Solo did not take it well.

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2016 Rio Olympics - Soccer - Quarterfinal - Women's Football Tournament Quarterfinal - Mane Garrincha Stadium - Brasilia, Brazil - 12/08/2016. Stina Blackstenius (SWE) of Sweden (not pictured) scores a goal past goalie Hope Solo (USA) of USA. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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2016 Rio Olympics - Soccer - Preliminary - Women's First Round - Group G USA v France - Mineirao - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - 06/08/2016. (L-R) Allie Long, Hope Solo and Carie Lloyd (USA) of U.S. listen to national anthem. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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Soccer player Hope Solo arrives for the "Glamour Women of the Year Awards" in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Goalkeeper Hope Solo arrives with other members of the United States Women's National Soccer team for an event hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama to honor their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the White House in Washington October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Oct 21, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) kicks the ball out during a game against Brazil during the first half at Century Link Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 5, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN;United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) dives but cannot stop an own goal score by United States defender Julie Johnston against Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. Looking on are United States defender Meghan Klingenberg (22) and defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4). The United States won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Hope Solo, goalkeeper of United States Womens National Team, walks on stage with the rest of her teammates as the 2015 World Cup winning team is honored during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Jul 5, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) warms up prior to the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup against Japan at BC Place Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2015; Vancouver, BC, CAN; United States goalkeeper Hope Solo smiles during a training session for the 2015 Women's World Cup at B.C. Place. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
MANAUS, AMAZONAS - AUGUST 09: Hope Solo #1 of United States prepares for their game against Colombia in the Women's Football First Round Group G match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Amazonia Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Goalkeeper Hope Solo #1 of United States is seen before playing against Sweden during the Women's Football Quarterfinal match at Mane Garrincha Stadium on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 12, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Celso Junior/Getty Images)
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"I thought that we played a courageous game ... "I also think we played a bunch of cowards. But, you know, the best team did not win today," she said after the match.

Her comments did not sit well with fans, sports media — are soccer's governing body.

"The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players," U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in the statement. "Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.

"Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we've had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action," Gulati continued.

The 35-year-old had previously been suspended in 2015 for 30 days. She was also arrested for domestic violence in June 2014, after she allegedly assaulted her sister and nephew. However, her suspension was sparked by her husband, Jerramy Stevens' DUI arrest while he was driving the team van and Solo was a passenger.

As a result of her latest suspension, Solo would not be eligible for selection to the U.S. Women's National Team until February of 2017. Her latest punishment is effective immediately.

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