updated 07/31/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/31/2012 AT 11:50 AM ET
Hope Solo isn’t apologizing (especially in 140 characters or less).
After a Twitter rant against NBC analyst Brandi Chastain earned mixed reviews from fans, the U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper briefly addressed her opinion Monday.
“It’s not about what made me unhappy. It’s not about one game,” she told reporters during her team’s tour of historic Old Trafford stadium, where a soccer showdown between the U.S. and North Korea is scheduled for Tuesday, according to ESPN. “I have my beliefs that the best commentators and the best analysts should be analyzing come Olympics, come World Cups, and it’s only my opinion.”
She continued, “You can take it or leave it, to be honest, so it’s my opinion, and I think analysts and commentators should bring energy and excitement and passion for the game, and a lot of knowledge, and I think it’s important to help build the game – and I don’t think Brandi has that.”