CHINA - After being unexpectedly benched and having to watch the U.S. Team lose 4-0 to Brazil in the World Cup Semifinal Thursday, Richland native Hope Solo could not hold back. She let her feelings known about Coach Greg Ryan and his decision to start veteran Brianna Scurry in goal instead of Solo, who had not allowed a goal in her last 300 minutes of play.
"It was the wrong decision," said Solo. "Anybody that knows anything about the game knows that. There's no doubt in my mind I would have made those saves. The fact of the matter is it's not 2004 anymore. It's 2007 and you have to live in the present and you can't live by big names. It doesn't matter what somebody did in the Olympics three years ago."
Her comments have caused controversy and left the team unsure of who will be goalie for the third-place game Sunday.