The statement from U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announcing the departure of US Women’s soccer coach Greg Ryan:
There are many factors considered in this analysis, and it certainly isn’t just about one loss or one particular coaching decision.
…although benching your starting goalkeeper in the World Cup semis when she was on a 300 minutes with no goals against hot streak struck many of us as stupid…
In this case, after looking closely at the last six weeks and the team’s performance at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, we have made a decision to change leadership of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
…wow, we stunk it up huge against Brazil….
Goalkeeper Hope Solo could not be reached for comment, though shouts of “Boo-yah!” could be heard coming from her area of the locker room.