Probably one of the things I loved best about being a sports writer through the late 80s and most of the 90s was covering girls’ and women’s soccer. Watching it in person is so heady sometimes. I marveled regularly at what those athletes could do.

But another great part of it was the opportunity to help advance awareness and coverage for a surging sport. Interviewing Michelle Akers remains one of my favorite moments in a truly fun career.

And now we have United States Olympic goalie Hope Solo sending up disrespectful Tweets about commentator and former player Brandi Chastain. I keep shaking my head. Come on. Really? Let’s focus on that gold, shall we?

Today’s Game Plan: Life Coaching U.S. Goalie Hope Solo