It's been over two months since Hope Solo went ballistic on former U.S. women's national team defender and current analyst Brandi Chastain, but the goalkeeper's words still haven't had much impact on Chastiain.
"That was an unusual circumstance, and I still feel the same way today as I did then," Chastain told ESPN. "I had a responsibility to be objective. I don't spend any time really thinking about it."
Following the USA's win over Colombia in the Olympics, Solo launched several scathing attacks via Twitter on Chastain, who made critical comments on air about the USA during the game.
"Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game has changed from a decade ago," Solo tweeted after the match.
"Its important 2 our fans 2 enjoy the spirit of the olympics.Its not possible when sum1 on air is saying that a player is the worst defender! … I feel bad 4 our fans that have 2 push mute, especially bc @arlowhite is fantastic. @brandichastain should be helping 2 grow the sport," the goalkeeper also tweeted.
Chastain did not offer a rebuttal at the time, and it appears that will continue to be the case.
"I think sometimes, even as a player myself, it's difficult to be criticized and analyzed, but that's part of sports," Chastain said.
"I know the comments are subjective. And I know it's difficult. But I know when I do well, and I know when I don't. And you want to learn from those things."
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