It didn't take long for Hope Solo to refocus the spotlight on herself and not her saves in the U.S. women's soccer team's 2-1 Olympic gold-medal victory over Japan. The timing is just as crucial -- she has a new book out, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope."

In excerpts, Solo detailed controversies old and new. She claimed that former U.S. coach Greg Ryan shoved her during a contentious meeting at the 2007 World Cup, where she was benched in favor of Brianna Scurry for the semifinals against Brazil -- a game the U.S. lost 4-0.

Ryan, currently the Michigan women's team coach, released a statement denying the allegation.

In the epilogue, Solo also said she was supported by her teammates for her tweets directed toward NBC analyst and former U.S. team member Brandi Chastain during the Olympic group stage.

"I knew that would get a reaction," Solo said. "But I felt that someone needed to stand up to Brandi. ... When the tweets came across everyone [on the team's] Twitter feed, the bus erupted with cheers."

Solo's publisher seems likely to do the same.

- Craig Stouffer