Tweet of the day: Hope Solo jokes about playing in Boston

Jeff Kassouf January 11, 2013 12

This one was funny, really. Hope Solo tweeted on Thursday to tease the Twitterverse about where she might be allocated in the National Women’s Soccer League. Her joke? Maybe she could play in Boston.

This is funny, of course, not because Boston is not a desirable place to play, but because of Solo’s history with Breakers fans, who have in the past taunted Solo. Here’s a recap of what went on in Boston in August 2010 (an incident that never really got resolved beyond two parties telling different stories).

Here’s Solo’s tweet:

In case you you were wondering, Solo will not be playing in Boston — you can bet on that. That tweet is a good chuckle. Keep it up, Hope. We dig it.

  • Steglitz49

    The team that does not have Ms Solo at the top of their list must be brain dead. Without her in goal, Japan would have won at Wembley — and there would not have been an NWSL.

    • randomhookup

      There is a lot of baggage that comes with Hope. As far as I know, she was never on a WPS champion team. Teams can win without her.

      • Steglitz49

        I would ask for Cecilia Santiago in goal, and go for a defender, midfielder and attacker out of the USA DPs.

        It is worth remembering that Ferguson.brought the best out of King Eric and Man Utd was thus rebuilt.

    • Gerson22

      And WITH her in goal, Japan won in Frankfurt and there wasn’t a WPS. See what I did there?

      • Steglitz49

        Boston got Cecilia Santiago, who I wanted, so they have a super goalie. Go, bean town, go go go!!!

        Ms Solo got the Golden Gloves in 2011, not Kaihori. That was when objective observers understood that FIFA were bending over backwards to give USA as much as possible, which (as any Canadian and Japanese can attest) culminated at the Olympics, needful for the global health of women’s soccer but tough cheese on some.

        Oddly enough, neither of the two great central defenders Kumagai nor Iwashimizu made the All Star team. I doubt that they cared. Apart from becoming world champs both became iconic for different reasons.

  • ateh

    It’s Hope Solo people…she has to do it but really funny.

  • AC

    Here’s an actual recap of what happened in Boston that night.

    http://www.funwhileitlasted.net/2012/08/17/august-4-2010-boston-breakers-vs-atlanta-beat/

  • rk_cambridge

    I still don’t think its funny. Hope Solo insinuated Boston was a racist club. I have been to a lot more Breakers games than Solo and know this is not the case. But I am a lowly ticket buying individual fan with no power. When Solo calls me tolerant of racism I must just take it on the chin. Yes, Solo is the best GK in the world, but wishing for her to come to Boston feels like going back to your abuser.

    • Gerson22

      “Going back to your abuser” is pun-unintended, coincidence, relevant and too close to home, all at once.

      • rk_cambridge

        I had to Google this and… hmm… I see where you are coming from. I am not that clever… It was just a poor choice of metaphor.

    • Marcus

      Boston as a city is not racist of course, but there’s multiple examples of racism and discriminatory actions in that city, in that state. Some bad apples spoil the bunch.

      • rk_cambridge

        So what? Solo was playing for Atlanta, hardly a pillar of racial tolerance, when she came here, but I don’t see how any of that is relevant unless you think Solo was factoring Boston’s historical racial issues… which I really really doubt she knows much about.