I had already apologized to Bri in Lil’s room the night before. I had just spoken to her again outside the door. But I apologized to Bri again, in front of everyone. I had maintained my composure through most of the meeting, but as I spoke, my voice broke. “I’m sorry Bri,” I said. “I never meant to hurt you. I’m sorry that I did.”
I was asked to leave the room while my fate was decided.
Eventually, I was informed that my teammates had deemed my apology insincere. I needed to be punished. They would not allow me to play in the third-place game. I couldn’t even go to the game. I couldn’t eat meals with the team. I was suspended. They also decided that I needed to call Julie Foudy to apologize to her for tarnishing the legacy she helped build, which seemed absurd to me.
Later that night, my phone buzzed. It was a text from Carli. “How are you? I’m thinking about you. Hang in there.”
I felt the warmth of her embrace. I still had a friend in the world.—Excerpted from Hope Solo’s new book “SOLO: A Memoir of Hope” (via theoryofperception)
WE FUCKING WON OMG WE ARE GOLD MEDALISTS MY BBS ARE GOLD MEDALISTS AND MY BB SCORED TWO GOALS AND IM GOING TO BELIEVE ITS BECAUSE IM WEARING HER JERSEY AND LIKE I ACTUALLY SCREAMED FOR 5 MINUTES STRAIGHT AND JUMPED UP AND DOWN DONT EVEN BEGIN TO JUDGE BECAUSE IM SO FUCKING HAPPY I CANT BE TAMED MY BABIES FUCKING WON!!!!!! THEY MOTHER FUCKING WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU GUYS MY BB SCORED AND IM WEARING HER JERSEY AND IM CRYING
woke up at 7am to watch my team play & got my carli jersey on<3 wheres my coffee im tired.
Hope’s reaction to Carli Lloyd’s goal.
i did it! i just bought a carli lloyd uswnt away jersey <33 can it just get here now pls thx
okay i decided to buy a jersey. right now. so im trying to choose between carli lloyd, kelley o’hara, carli lloyd, or tobin heath. did i mention carli lloyd?