Hope Solo Doesn’t Think Gold-Winning Save Was Her Best

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Hope Solo may have saved the day and helped her team clinch the gold last night when they battled Japan, but she doesn’t think it was the best save she’s ever made.

The save came after team captain Christie Rampone had the ball stolen from her by Mana Iwabuchi, who came breathlessly close to scoring near the end of the game. Solo made a grab that secured her team the gold, but upon reflection, she says it wasn’t anything special.

“It probably wasn’t my best save, but when you look at it — it’s in the final minute of the Olympics. … I guess it’s a big save,” Solo said. “It’s what I’ve trained for. So it’s a little routine.”

Solo is known among her teammates to be outspoken, even going so far as to admit that the team was still a little drunk during their post-game interview on “Today” four years ago, but the other ladies on the U.S. team aren’t going to let her downplay her talents.

“She does a lot of talking, but that’s her personality, and that’s who she is,” U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe said. “But we’re glad to have her in our goal. She’s the best keeper in the world, and that’s not even an argument right now. Just brilliant — from point-blank, from good finishers — I don’t know how she does it. But thank God it was her back there and nobody else.”

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Hope Solo Doesn’t Think Gold-Winning Save Was Her Best
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  • http://www.LAokay.com Steve G

    Why is there a picture of naked girl up there?

  • knysna

    Are you smoked up on skunk, the dregs and left overs from the tree of knowledge? It seems to have anesthetized your brain! What naked picture? I don’t see one! I think you hallucinating. Maybe your on acid, LSD! Were’s Hope Solo’s Gold-Winning Naked Olympic pick? I also wanna see it. Hey man you could just imagine Hope Solo standing naked with her Gold Medal dangling around her breasts. Is that the naked pic you saw? LOL, can you email it to me?

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