Sweden dealt the USA a historic loss in the Olympics on Friday, eliminating the Americans and ensuring that the U.S. women’s soccer team won’t appear in a gold medal game for the first time in the sport’s Olympics history.

U.S. star Hope Solo didn’t mince words after. The goalkeeper, who is no stranger to controversy, called Sweden a “bunch of cowards” and criticized ex-USA coach Pia Sundhage, who now helms Sweden.

Solo blasted Sweden and Sundhage for playing a conservative, defensive style — in particular after taking a one-goal lead 61 minutes into regular time. Read more…

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Sore loser? Hope Solo blasts Sweden and ex-USA coach Pia Sundhage after Olympics upset