Hope Solo

Hope Solo

About Hope Solo

Hope Amelia Solo, born on (1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (age 31) is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Richland, Washington. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000. After playing for University of Washington, she played in Women's United Soccer Association league, a Swedish league and a French league. She played in Women's Professional Soccer league during its entire existence from 2009 through 2011; for the clubs Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat and magicJack. Since 2012 she has played for the Seattle Sounders in W-League. Solo is often mentioned for her excellent goalkeeping and good looks. Her benching, and the 04 loss to Brazil in 2007 World Cup semifinal, were often mentioned with the sacking of U.S. national coach Greg Ryan after the tournament. In 2011, she participated in Dancing with the stars television show, and posed nude for The Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine.