Local soccer star Hope Solo had some choice words after the U.S. women's national soccer team's stunning quarterfinal loss Friday in the Olympics.

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U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo has always been one to speak her mind, and her comments after the team’s quarterfinal loss to Sweden in the Olympics on Friday were no exception.

After playing the United States to a 1-1 tie after 120 minutes Friday, Sweden upset the Americans 4-3 in penalty kicks. Solo blocked one shot.

“I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I’m very proud of this time,” Solo said, according to reports from Rio. “But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I strongly believe that.”

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The Richland native and former University of Washington star, now also goalkeeper for Seattle Reign FC, was asked to clarify her comments.

“Sweden dropped off,” she said. “They didn’t want to open play. They didn’t want to pass the ball. They didn’t want to play great soccer.”

The U.S. team, which was looking to defend its Olympic gold medal from 2012, was favored to win the tournament again in Rio, especially after powerhouse Japan failed to qualify. But the Americans were booted out of the tournament earlier than most expected.

Solo, who will return to the Reign for the remainder of their season, did not end at lashing out against Sweden’s play. She also took it a step further by predicting their fate in the Olympics.

“I don’t think they’re going to make it very far in the tournament,” she said. “But they won. They’re moving on and we’re going home.”