Monday, July 18, 2011

Observations from the Coffee Shop 7.18, The Hope Solo Tribute edition

You could say I wanted to pass along some Hope Solo post game comments or you could say I still can't put that game behind me. Both might be true but the real reason is that I wanted to use this photo again. The video under it is from the Nike Women "Make Yourself" campaign which was shot by Annie Leibovitz. The quotes below that were posted on the US Soccer website immediately following the game.
From Hope Solo


On the disappointment of the result:
“We lost to a great team, we really did. Japan is a team that I’ve always had a lot of respect for, and I truly believe that something bigger was pulling for this team. As much as I’ve always wanted this, if there was any other team I could give this to it would have to be Japan. I’m happy for them and they do deserve it.”

On missing out on a World Cup title:
“This is something everybody’s wanted their entire lives. I’m realistic. It doesn’t always go your way. I felt like it was going to go our way this entire time and I felt like this was our tournament to win. I think we played great soccer tonight. I think the fans were incredibly entertained. We were attacking, we had chances on goal. It was fun to watch. It was a fun game. What can I say? Let’s just hope I can stick around for another four years so I can go after the gold.”

I know I'm hoping she can.