Hope Solo Biography
Hope Solo (Full names; Hope Amelia Solo) is an American soccer goalkeeper. She was the goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 through August 2016 and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion. After playing at the collegiate level for the University of Washington, she played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). When the WUSA folded after her first season, she traveled to Europe to play for the top division leagues in Sweden and France.
From 2009 to 2011, she played in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, and magicJack. After the WPS ceased operations in early 2012, she played for the Seattle Sounders in the W-League. She most recently played for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women’s soccer in the United States. Solo is regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers in the world and currently holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets.
Hope Solo Age
Solo was born on July 30, 1981, in Richland, Washington, United States. She is 37 years old as of 2018.
Hope Solo Net Worth
Hope has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Hope Solo Husband
Solo is married to Jerramy Stevens who is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Washington and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Stevens played for the Seahawks (2002–06) and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007–10).
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Jerramy Stevens attended River Ridge High School of Lacey, Washington. A 1998 graduate, Stevens was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, Stevens originally played quarterback. He passed for 5,000 yards during his high school career, including throwing for 2,000 yards as a junior. As a senior, he earned first-team All-Narrows League and was named to The Olympian’s All-Area team as a safety.
He redshirted the 1998 season and played on the practice squad as quarterback. For his redshirt freshman season in 1999, Stevens converted to tight end. In 1999, Stevens made 21 receptions for 265 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Stevens made 43 receptions for 600 yards and 3 touchdowns and won the 2001 Rose Bowl with Washington. On September 9, in Washington’s 34–29 upset over fourth-ranked Miami (Florida), Stevens made 7 receptions for 89 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass from Marques Tuiasosopo in a drive that put Washington up 21–3 at the half. The following game on September 16 against Colorado, Stevens made 7 receptions again but this time for 103 yards.
Hope Solo Philanthropy
Solo is a representative of the Women’s Sport s Foundation, an organization founded by Billie Jean King that is dedicated to “advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. She has donated her time and money to the Boys and Girls Club and made appearances at numerous charity events. In August 2011, she joined teammates Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach in a Bank of America charitable campaign at the Chicago Marathon, as $5,000 was donated to Seattle Humane Society on her behalf. In 2012, Solo was one of 15 professional athletes including Shaun Phillips, Tim Lincecum, Ray Rice and others who participated in Popchips’ Game Changers program. She made appearances at several charity events and money was donated to a local charity that she selected.
Hope Solo Suspension
Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended six months from the national team for what U.S. Soccer called “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.” After the United States was eliminated from the Rio Olympics earlier this month in a penalty shootout, the 35-year-old Solo criticized the winning Sweden team, calling it “a bunch of cowards.” This words were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct required from National Team Players. The U.S. Soccer president said that the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. He said that he expects the representative to honor those principles, with no exceptions.
U.S. Soccer also terminated Solo’s contract when it handed down the suspension, which is effective immediately. She will be eligible to sign a new contract with the national team in February. Solo was previously suspended for 30 days early in 2015 for conduct related to an incident at the team’s training camp.
The U.S. Olympic team dominated possession against Sweden in the quarterfinal match in Rio and finished with 27 shots, but Sweden scored on a counterattack in regulation — one of only two shots on goal it had in the game. After playing to a 1-1 stalemate over 120 minutes, Sweden edged the U.S. 4-3 in the shootout. Solo didn’t hold back in her comments afterward.
Hope Solo Domestic Abuse
Solo, perhaps the best women’s soccer goalie in the world, had repeatedly hurled insults at the officers processing her arrest, suggesting that two jailers were having sex and calling another officer a “14-year-old boy.” When asked to remove a necklace, an apparently drunk Solo told the officer that the piece of jewelry was worth more than he made in a year.
Those details are laid out in police records and coupled with two sworn depositions obtained by Outside the Lines, other documents and interviews with one of Solo’s alleged victims, they shed new light on what happened that night at her half-sister’s home in suburban Seattle. The information stands in stark contrast to the image Solo has presented in court papers, on Facebook, in an ESPN article this week and, most pointedly, during a February appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
What Happened To Hope Solo
Throughout her 16 years with the USWNT, Solo was loud, consistent, and showed up in the important moments. Though she will likely never put on a national team jersey again, those words continue to define her, and, though critics abound, it’s hard to say that that’s a bad thing.
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