Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, FIFA Women's World Cup, Soccer
FIFA Women's World Cup; Soccer
It is sometimes called second-guessing. In this case, it was first-guessing. From the moment that U.S. Women's Soccer coach Greg Ryan announced that he would replace Hope Solo in goal with Briana Scurry for the semi-final match in the Women's World Cup, there was a outpouring of astonishment mixed with criticism directed at his decision. It defied belief then, and it defied belief even more after the fact as the U.S. Women suffered their worst defeat in World Cup play.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Greg Ryan and the goalkeepers" (2007). On Sport and Society. 748.