Hope Solo is tired.
Less than a week after she made the most important save in the history of the U.S. women's national soccer team to lead Team USA to a gold medal in London, Solo and I are seated together in a conference room on the ninth floor of a New York City office building.
She's got Jimmy Fallon's TV show later in the evening, and there's a full schedule of appearances, signings and corporate obligations up ahead. It has been nonstop for Solo since she has returned from London, and there's no real end to the madness in sight.
"I'm barely awake right now," she says after taking a sip from a bottle of water. "It's been a whirlwind. I try to live my life one day at a time, and if I look too far in advance, I get really stressed."
She's tired. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally.
She's also tired of former U.S. national star-turned-TV talking head Brandi Chastain running her mouth. She's tired of former national coach Greg Ryan speaking about her to the media. She's tired of...