MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- The team would joke about it later, but the moment grew too chaotic for Hope Solo. The U.S. goalkeeper had to get away.
This time the former Washington Huskies standout from Richland left on her own, not at the insistence of others.
The Women's World Cup soccer quarterfinals had reached penalty kicks Sunday after a stunning overtime comeback by the United States against Brazil. In a team huddle, forward Abby Wambach screamed at teammates to relax.
"Look who's talking," said midfielder Carli Lloyd, according to Solo, and some other players laughed edgily. Who could calm down with someone yelling at them?