Pia Sundhage

Pia Sundhage has had an eventful Olympics. The former U.S. Women's National Team manager, who won two gold medals and claimed a World Cup runner-up during her 2008-2012 tenure in the States, has managed Sweden for the past four years. Last week, Sundhage's new squad upset her old team, defeating the three-time defending gold medalist Americans in PKs.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo blew smoke at her old coach, calling the Swedes "cowards" for their conservative play.

Sundhage, 56, laughed off the comments, saying, "I don't give a crap. I'm going to Rio, she's going home."

Sundhage was back on her game Wednesday, ahead of the gold medal match (Sweden beat host Brazil in the semifinals in PKs), when asked if she could coach a men's team.

"Well, Angela Merkel runs a whole f***ing country," she said.


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Touché.

By the way, the one team that stands in Sweden's way in the final? Germany. So Sundhage got her comments across while also giving props to the opposing nation. Respect.

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