American women’s goalie Hope Solo began her postgame comments with a seemingly positive take on the U.S.’s shocking 1-0 loss to Sweden, saying her American teammates “showed a lot of heart” and declaring herself “proud of this team.”
Then the outspoken goalkeeper turned her attention to the Swedes:
“I also think we played a bunch of cowards,” she said.
Hey, she meant they played it safe. Here’s the full quote.