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Hope Solo says she has settled grievance with US Soccer

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Hope Solo says she's settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women's national team last year following comments she made at the Rio Olympics.

The settlement was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Solo was suspended for six months and her contract with the federation was terminated after she called the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards" following the U.S. team's quarterfinal loss.

Details about the settlement, reached last month, were not released. The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Players Association filed the grievance on Solo's behalf.

In a statement provided Friday to The Associated Press, Solo reiterated her regret over the comments.

"As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey," she said.
 

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