Hope Solo doesn’t appreciate being left off lists, Julie Foudy. In case you didn’t know, thankfully Twitter has expedited communication these days.
After Foudy chose Briana Scurry as the goalkeeper for her fictional all-time U.S. women’s soccer team, Solo tweeted her disagreement.
@JulieFoudy i think you were confused of the question. It wasn’t to name your top IX friends. This isn’t the ponytail posse days anymore.
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) December 10, 2013
Foudy responded with a succinct answer to Solo, tweeting, “Actually, not confused at all.”
@hopesolo Actually, not confused at all.
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) December 11, 2013
Solo’s Twitter reaction receives enhanced recognition due to her 2007 benching in favor of Scurry, and the media storm that followed. However, she is a championship athlete, and it’s her competitiveness that makes her great.
Michael Jordan used any perceived slight against him as motivation; the same goes for Kobe Bryant. Look at Peyton Manning’s recent response to criticism over his play in cold weather. Some athletes are simply wired for competition both in and out of play.
ESPN will unveil its selections for the U.S. Soccer’s All-Time Best XI team towards the end of December.
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