Hope Solo

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Hope Amelia Solo
  • Birth Place: Richland, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Soccer player

Fast Facts

  • Was a forward in high school (twice named a Parade All American); she didn't permanently switch to goal until she was at the University of Washington.
  • Drafted into the now-defunct WUSA by the Philadelphia Charge out of college.
  • Part of the U.S. Olympic team as an alternate in 2004 and starting goalkeeper in 2008 and 2012, winning two gold medals.
  • Overcame her self-proclaimed shyness in 2011 to pose for ESPN The Magazine's body issue and to take on a stint on Dancing With the Stars.
  • Won the Golden Glove Award (best goalkeeper) at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, and again in 2015 when the U.S. won the competition.
  • Ran the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the Seattle Humane Society.
  • Her autobiography, Solo: a Memoir of Hope, reached No. 3 on the NYT Best Sellers list.
  • Joined Seattle Reign FC in 2013 during the inaugural season of the NWSL; won the NWSL shield (best regular-season record) in 2014.
  • Recorded her 72nd career shutout on June 14, 2014 in a friendly against Mexico, breaking the U.S. career shutout record. 
  • Was part of the U.S. national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio that was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden.

Relationships

  • Judy — Mother
  • Jeffrey Solo — Father
  • Jerramy Stevens — Husband
  • David Solo — Half Brother
  • Terry — Half Sister
  • Marcus Solo — Brother

College

  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (2003)

Details

  • Birth Name: Hope Amelia Solo
  • Birth Place: Richland, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Soccer player

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