Is All That Booing Getting To Hope Solo?

It was hot, sweaty and they say the ball was slick. Just 25 minutes into Tuesday’s  match in the jungle of Rio, Hope Solo missed a save. A shot that would have tested the average keeper, but one that Hope should have easily shut down.

Was it all the guff she’s been taking from the locals in Rio? They boo with abandon every time she touches the ball. Every time she kicks it, they yell, ZIKA!!
That story here.

So, is the crowd having an effect on her? Or was the match not that important so that Hope lost focus? (The US was going to advance regardless.) Or was that shot by Usme slyly unstoppable?

Listen to Hope’s post-game interview on NBC:

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The US tied up the game, and actually lead 2-1 until the very last minute when Usme had one more chance. Usme had a free kick that Solo barely touched and proceeded into the net.

Now that one may have been unstoppable. Even by the best keeper in the world. And that would be our very own Hope Solo.

 

Catalina Usme of Colombia scores a goal past Hope Solo on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

Catalina Usme of Colombia scores a goal past Hope Solo on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

MANAUS, AMAZONAS - AUGUST 09: Hope Solo #1 of the United States reacts after Angela Clavijo #13 of Colombia scored a goal past her in the first half of the Women's Football First Round Group G match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Amazonia Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

Hope Solo #1 of the United States reacts after Angela Clavijo #13 of Colombia scored a goal past her in Brazil. (Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

USA players celebrate during the women's first round Group G football match between Colombia and USA for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Arena Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil, on August 9, 2016. / AFP / RAPHAEL ALVES (Photo credit should read RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

USA’s Crystal Dunn celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal against Colombia. (RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

USA's player Mallory Pugh (L) celebrates after scoring during the women's first round Group G football match between Colombia and USA for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Arena Amazonia, Manaus, Brazil, on August 9, 2016. / AFP / RAPHAEL ALVES (Photo credit should read RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

USA’s player Mallory Pugh (L) celebrates after scoring (RAPHAEL ALVES/AFP/Getty Images)

MANAUS, AMAZONAS - AUGUST 09: A goal by Catalina Usme #11 (not pictured) of Colombia enters the net in the second half against the United States in the Women's Football First Round Group G match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Amazonia Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

A goal by Catalina Usme #11 (not pictured) of Colombia enters the net in the second half against the United States. (Bruno Zanardo/Getty Images)

 

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