I wouldn't trust a whole lot what Hope has to say. She is very personality-disordered and a toxic person. She had fights with her teammates and now she is up for revenge. You can't really fault this group. They have nothing to prove. They are WC Winners and Olympic Gold Medalists. But no team is forever. Soccer is not a sport that is kind to people over 30, and all the great players are now past this age, so, yes, they suffered from the heat, the number of games, and the need to compete with much younger and hungrier young players in other teams. So, they finally bowed out, after a long past period of dominance. I think it's disgraceful that Hope is not willing to acknowledge the past greatness of this team, but of course, as they age, that greatness is not there any longer. But yes, the disgraceful display of the USA vs. Australia group phase game, had an interesting follow-up in the the fact that then both teams lost the semifinals.