Hope Solo is at it again (Image: Getty)
Looks like USWNT No. 1 and Seattle Reign stopper Hope Solo has found herself in the midst of a little war of words. Shocker!
Over the weekend, Solo’s Reign visited the Portland Thorns in a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) contest between two unbeaten teams. The Reign held on to a 1-0 win, but a few egos seemed to be bruised in the process.
Thorns owner Merritt Paulson was the first to fire a shot across the bow, tweeting:
Reign celebrating like they won a championship after being outplayed by depleted Thorns team. Good game…will be fun to see them again.— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson)May 11, 2014
A depleted Thorns team? Paulson was likely referring to the absences of U.S. national team stars Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath. Nevertheless, another Reign and USWNT star, Sydney Leroux, fired back at Paulson:
Aw, @MerrittPaulson don’t be bitter it’s a bad look.— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux)May 11, 2014
That looked to be the end of it, until Solo tweeted out a photo on Tuesday that showed quite a few Thorns fans giving Solo the one-fingered salute.
Hmmm….truth be told….who flipped off who again? Real classy Portland. Maybe you get it from your owner? pic.twitter.com/VlnD3Tm2R3— Hope Solo (@hopesolo)May 14, 2014
It looks like some pretty definitive proof right here, but there’s always another side to every story. Lucky for us, these two squads will face off again on July 27, but this time on the Reign’s turf.