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Hope Solo Biography

Birth Name:
Hope Amelia Solo
Birth Place:
Richland, Washington, United States
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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • career shutout record
  • Was part of the U
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  • national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio that was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden



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