Richland native and Team USA goalkeeper Hope Solo told ESPN the U.S. team did not choke in the final game against Japan.
Speaking to ESPN's Dana Jacobsen, Solo said she and her teammates played their best game, played "beautiful soccer" but didn't come out on top. She called the notion that they chocked "ridiculous".
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Teammate Alex Morgan shared Solo's sentiments. Morgan said she was grateful for support of fans, many of which showed up and gave the team a heroes welcome in New York City.