The countdown to the women’s World Cup begins. We started with Alex Morgan today and now continue with Hope Solo.
We present some Hope Solo videos, photos, along with facts, figures and stories interspersed
In 2011, America got to know their starting goalkeeper. Hope Solo became a national hero during the USA run to the women’s World Cup title game.
Last summer, America again fell in love with their goalkeeper, as Tim Howard became an even bigger national hero during the men’s World Cup. But Howard and Solo are as different as night and day. Howard is a PETA advocate, animal rights activist and part-time broadcaster.
He’s idealistic and media savvy.
As for Solo, she has some “issues.” And that is putting it mildly.
Her criminal rap sheet is very long, and rather disturbing to read.
More on Hope Solo and what she’s doing these days here.
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