Hope Solo returns to Seattle, starting pro season with hometown team


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Hope Solo has been tweeting some about her 10 hour flight from Japan (the U.S. women’s national team tied 1-1 in a rematch of last year’s World Cup Final), and how happy she is to be now playing professionally for a team right next to where she grew up

From the Seattle Times:

The Sounders Women’s goalkeeper, and U.S. women’s national team star, arrived in Seattle on Wednesday. And amid a frenzy of signing autographs, posing for pictures and conducting interviews, she met her new club team for the first time since signing in February.

For Solo, a Richland product, it was a welcomed return home.

“I’m so excited to be here,” said the former collegiate standout at Washington. “I always knew at the end of the day I’d end up back here, whether it was when I retire or even before that. The end goal is to really help build the game here in a city that I love. That’s my ultimate goal, and hopefully win some games, as well — maybe a championship.”

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