Hope Solo Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Was a forward in high school (twice named a Parade All American); she didn't 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.
  • Named to 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup team, and was honored as top goalkeeper during 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.


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


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


  • Birth Name: Hope Amelia Solo
  • Birth Place: Richland, Washington, United States
  • Birthday: July 30, 1981, Leo
  • Profession: Soccer player
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