Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer after calling Team Sweden "cowards" last week at the Rio Olympics.
The soccer federation announced the ban on Wednesday, saying Solo's conduct was "counter to the organization's principles".
Solo made the comments after the U.S. was ousted in a shootout against Sweden in the Olympic quarter-finals.
"I thought we played a courageous game," Solo said last week. "I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I strongly and firmly believe that."
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati addressed Solo's comments in a statement.
“The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players,” said Gulati. “Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.
“Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we’ve had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. National Team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action.”
According to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, Solo can still play for her club team, the Seattle Reign of the NWSL, during the suspension.
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Solo will not be able to rejoin the U.S. Women's team until February of next year.
The 35-year-old released a statement of her own shortly after the suspension was announced.
"For 17 years, I dedicated my life to the U.S. women's national team and did the job of a pro athlete the only way I knew how - with passion, tenacity, an unrelenting commitment to be the best goalkeeper in the world, not just for my country, but to elevate the sport for the next generation of female athletes. In those commitments, I have never wavered. And with so much more to give, I am saddened by the federation's decision to terminate my contract.
"I could not be the player I am without being the person I am, even when I haven't made the best choices or said the right things. My entire career, I have only wanted the best for this team, for the players and the women's game and I will continue to pursue these causes with the same unrelenting passion with which I play the game."

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