Solo Named to US Olympic Team; Scurry Scuttled

We cannot let this slip by into the blogging net behind us: Hope Solo has vanquished Brianna Scurry, taking her spot on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer team. All involved will only say that there are two goaltenders headed to the games not named Scurry and that Scurry accepted the rejection “professionally”.

Hope Solo

New coach Pia Sundhage had little choice; Solo is the better ‘keeper, but holding Scurry on would have left a looming presence over Solo on every save attempt. However, Solo will now have to deal with being the unintentional Scurry-killer. Consider that her teammates wouldn’t even let her eat with them after her critical comments about Scurry in 2007.
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