US women’s football coach sacked after first loss

The US women’s football, sorry, soccer team will not be renewing coach Greg Ryan’s contract when it expires in December. Is it simply because his first and only loss as head coach caused the side to finish third in the recent World Cup?

It’s far more likely this is the result of the brouhaha that erupted after he benched starting keeper Hope Solo before the loss to Brazil. When Solo (pictured) lost her cool after watching 4 goals slip past backup Briana Scurry’s hands, coach Ryan banished her completely for the rest of the tournament. 

Now it seems that the US Soccer Federation has sided with Solo and Ryan is out. Ouch. Do you think he deserved it? 

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