HOPE Solo gradually rose to become a two-time Olympic medalist.
She began representing the United States internationally at a young age.
Who is Hope Solo?
Hope Solo was born on July 30, 1981 in Richland, Washington.
Hope is a former professional soccer player who played as a goalkeeper during her career.
While at Richland High School, she played for her school’s team from 1996-2000.
Because she did well in high school, she was recruited by the University of Washington from 1996 to 2000, where she was a star goaltender for the Washington Huskies.
Because of her outstanding performances, she was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Philadelphia Charge in the first round of the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) draft.
When she left the Philadelphia Charge in 2004, she played for various teams including Kopparberg FC, Olympique Lyon, Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, magicJack, Seattle Sounders Women and Seattle Reign, which was her last professional team.
Has Hope Solo ever played for the US national team?
Since Hope Solo’s debut in high school, she has always earned a spot to represent the United States at the international level.
While playing for Richland High School and the University of Washington, she was called up to the USA in 1996, 1998 and 1999, respectively for the under-16, under-19 and under-21 levels.
She was then named to the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) from 2000 to 2016.
Eventually, she retired from football in 2016 after winning multiple awards.
What prizes and awards has she won?
During her career, Hope Solo won a gold medal with the USWNT at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
At the next Summer Olympics in 2012, she won her second gold medal with the USWNT.
During the 2015 World Championships, Hope helped USWNT win the gold medal.
As she gained popularity due to her outstanding performances, she took part in the popular television show Dancing with the Stars.
In 2012 she also published Solo: A Memoir of Hope, her best-selling autobiography.
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