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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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FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Nigeria's Onome Ebi, left, and United States' Abby Wambach vie for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With the title match looming, Wambach isn't mincing words. "All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday, July 5, in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup career. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

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- Associated Press

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