Hope Solo: USA Goalkeeper Photos and Bio

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The countdown to the women’s World Cup begins. We started with Alex Morgan today and now continue with Hope Solo.

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Gretchen Bleiler is a name you need to know for Sochi

Gretchen Bleiler is one of the names you need to know when the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gets going early next month. Gretchen Bleiler received a lot of publicity in October of 2011 when she appeared in ESPN the magazine’s “Body Issue.” Although the main star of that show was soccer star Hope Solo, pretty much naked almost on the cover.

32-year-old Gretchen Bleiler is an halfpipe snowboarder from Toledo who currently resides in Aspen.

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Hope Solo Deemed “Too Muscular” for Dancing with the Stars

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You may wonder why U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo was so whiny and complainy after being cut during the semi-final round of “Dancing with the Stars.” Her Q Rating suffered greatly as she came off as a sore loser. She told Anderson Cooper some of the reasons why.

“I was told I had too much muscle and I was too intense and wasn’t very dainty,” Solo told Cooper. “Well, hello–you cast a female professional athlete. Help me get better as a dancer.”

She makes some valid points. You can see her body’s muscle mass in the Body Issue. Or in this video game ad.

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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo Twitterverse Growning Exponentially

As USWNT members Hope Solo and Alex Morgan see their Q ratings soar into the stratosphere, their presence on Twitter grows exponentially as well. Morgan has over 233,000 Twitter followers, Solo has over 310,000.

With it has come the fan accounts, with goofy clever names, such as…

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Hope Solo Featured in ESPN the Magazine Body Issue!

Big shout out to Larry Brown Sports for catching this story, and re-publishing Hope Solo’s oh so eye-catching tweets.

“Being naked outside is very liberating,” she wrote in one tweet.

Responding to a fan in another tweet, she said she was “Doing a shoot for ESPN the MAG!”

That’s right this is in reference to the ESPN mag “Body Issue” of which Solo has a spread.

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Alex Morgan, USWNT Support Hope Solo on Dancing With The Stars

Hope Solo DWTS Pics, Alex Morgan Talks Newfound Stardom

U.S. Women’s soccer was the water cooler talk of the summer just like Michael Phelps was the trending topic of summer 2008. The World Cup runner-up squad became new media darlings. Especially true for the team’s best player Abby Wambach, and the two extremely photogenic athletes, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan.

Solo is doing ABC’s “Dancing with Stars.” See here new pics from the show after the jump.

(h/t to Terez Owens)

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MLS Player Sings Love Poem, Rap for Hope Solo (Video)

It’s a well established law of science that U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Goaltender Hope Solo is scorching hot. Not a hypothesis, theory, but law. Her body temperature must be 198 degrees. Since June, we’ve learned that the entire nation thinks so- here’s the proof

Sporting KC (that’s a MLS team…wait, that’s an American professional soccer team, let me make that clear) forward C.J. Sapong recites an original poem for Hope Solo following USWNT practice at the Sporting Club Training Center

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Hope Solo and Alex Morgan Dancing (New Video Game Ad)

Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, everyone’s two favorite U.S. women’s soccer players are back, with a new product to plug. “Just Dance Summer Party” for the Nintendo Wii is an interactive game to shake your groove thang. Watch the advertisement featuring Solo and Morgan getting jiggy after the jump.

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Alex Morgan and Hope Solo Reunite for First Time After World Cup

As you can see from the photo, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo tweeted out today, the media darlings of U.S. Women’s soccer got together today for the first time since the World Cup. They attended a Seattle Sounders MLB soccer match at Qwest Stadium; and they were joined by Solo’s partner on “Dancing with the Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy (did I spell that right? I hope so)

You remember him? He was once rumored to be dating Erin Andrews. Lucky Bastard!

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Hope Solo Will officially do Dancing with the Stars

USA Goaltender Hope Solo to do Dancing with the Stars?

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You knew Team USA soccer was going to be rock stars after this World Cup run; or at least Hope Solo and Alex Morgan will be. Both of these very attractive women appeared on ESPN Sportscenter today to discuss a multitude of topics; including the possibility of Solo appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovsky said he admires the athleticism of soccer players in general. And he is specifically fond of Hope’s drive, work ethic and candor. He even said that she reminds him of himself.

So is she going to do it?

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