“One thing I've learned through all the ups and downs is that if you're doing things right, then you have a core group of people. Not just a core group like your homies or your buddies, but a group of people that has a good influence on you, who you respect and admire, and you know that if they're on your side, you're doing something right.”
“I think it's my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.”
“There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment - you can truly be yourself.”
Hope Solo (born Hope Amelia Solo in Richland, Washington on July 30, 1981) is a professional women’s soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. Hope’s father taught her how to play soccer at a young age. While playing as a forward at Richland High School, Hope scored 109 goals and led the team to three consecutive league titles. She attended University of Washington, where she switched to goalkeeper. She became the top goalkeeper in Pac-10 history. Hope’s father taught her how to play soccer at a young age. While playing as a forward at Richland High School, Hope scored 109 goals and led the team to three consecutive league titles. She attended University of Washington, where she switched to goalkeeper. She became the top goalkeeper in Pac-10 history. After graduating school in 2002, she played in the WUSA for the Philadelphia Charge. When the league shut down, she moved to Sweden to play for Goteborg FC. She returned to the US in 2009, playing for the WPS. She was awarded Olympic gold medals in both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Hope has been goalkeeping for the US Women’s National Soccer team since 2000. She was a participant on Dancing With The Stars in 2011 and published Solo: A Memoir of Hope in 2012. In 2015, Hope was part of the US Women’s National Team that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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Hope is best known for her long-standing run with the US Women’s National Soccer team. She has been goalkeeping since 2000. She became a gold medalist in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Hope is married to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens. They wed in November 13, 2012, just one day after Jerramy was arrested on investigation, following a fight with Hope. Hope was arrested on June 21, 2014 for counts of domestic violence against her sister and nephew. The police report leaked on June 7, 2015, and she alleged called one of the cops a “bitch” and said she’d like to kick his “ass.”