Solo bounces back, has no regretsPosted: Updated:
SEATTLE, Wash. - Richland native Hope Solo went from the top of her game to being benched, and ultimately being the center of a World Cup controversy. Now it seems that her mind and her career are finally back on track.
She was working out in Seattle recently and spoke about her now famous remarks directed at Coach Greg Ryan after the semifinal loss in which she was benched.
"I have no regrets," said Solo about her comments. "In hindsight you can always handle things differently. I did what I needed to do at the time for myself and my emotions and that was where my mindset was at.
Here's what she said in September following the loss to Brazil.
"It was the wrong decision. I think that anybody that knows anything about the game knows that. There's no doubt in my mind I would have made those saves."
Those comments caused quite a stir, and Solo was basically dismissed form the team. She has since reconciled with her teammates, and the new U.S. coach has invited Solo to the 2008 Olympic training camp.
"My fight is back now. I was in a funk for a good two months after the World Cup. I never left the house. I was at an all-time low. I lost ten pounds. It was bad. Then something clicked and mentally I got with it and I feel good now. I do believe that if I come back and I'm myself I'll be the starting goalkeeper."