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Lauding the success goalkeeper Hope Solo has during the Women's World Cup while not fueling the attention of her behavior off of it poses a difficult dllemma for U.S. Soccer as it seeks a third title. (The Canadian Press Via Associated Press)

Hope Solo’s off-field problems likely to be amplified by World Cup performances

- Associated Press

Solo poses a difficult problem for U.S. Soccer as the women seek an unprecedented third World Cup title: How to laud Solo’s performances on the field while not fueling the attention on her behavior off it. And the dilemma will likely become amplified the further the U.S. advances in soccer’s premier tournament.

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- Associated Press

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