All We Know About Hope Solo biography, Career, Family, Networth
Hope Amelia Solo, an American professional soccer goalkeeper, played for her national team between 2000 and August 2016. She is currently the US record holder for the most career shutouts. She wrote a 12-year-old paper in which her ambition to be a professional soccer player. After starting as a forward for her school’s games, she moved to goalkeeping when she went to college. Before being inducted into the senior’s team, she played for the US junior
national soccer team. Over the ensuing years, she has been part of several clubs in multiple women soccer leagues in the US and beyond, most notably ‘Philadelphia Charge’, ‘Kopparbergs/Goteborg‘, ‘Saint Louis Athletica’, and ‘Seattle
Profiling Hope Amelia StevensA Quick Glance At Hope Amelia Stevens
|Full Names||Hope Amelia Stevens|
|Place of birth||Richland, Washington, U.S|
|Date Of Birth||July 30, 1981|
|State of Origin||Richland, Washington, U.S|
|Current team||Richland High School|
1999–2002 Washington Huskies
2003 Philadelphia Charge
2005 Olympique Lyon
2009–2010 Saint Louis Athletica
2010 Atlanta Beat
2012 Seattle Sounders Women
2013–2016 Seattle Reign
|Net Worth||$2 million.|
Reign FC’, and was instrumental in America’s win of two Olympic gold medals, and a World Cup Championship. With Maksim Chmerkovskiy, she competed in the 13th season on ABC’s reality TV series ‘Dancing with the Stars.
Hope Amelia Solo was born in Richland (Washington) on July 30, 1981. She is the daughter to Judy Lynn (nee Shaw), and Jeffrey Solo, an Italian-American Vietnam War veteran. She is the half-sister of Teresa, and has two brothers, Dave, and Marcus.
When she was six years of age, her parents split. Her father took her and Marcus to Seattle a year later. They stayed in a hotel for several nights. Hope, seven years old, thought it was a vacation. Jeffrey was taken into custody by police and the children were returned home to their mother.
She attended ‘Richland High School,’ where she was a forward and helped her team win three consecutive league titles from 1996 to 1998, and a state championship in 1998. Solo was also a member of the Tri-Cities’ ‘Three Rivers Soccer Club.
Solo graduated from high school and went on to study speech communication at the University of Washington in 1999. Solo joined the Washington Huskies and, under the guidance of Lesle Gallimore, and Amy Griffin, goalkeeping coach, she made the transition into goalkeeping.
She began her international career in college. The US women’s national team beat Iceland 8-0 in her first match as a senior, April 2000 at Davidson, North Carolina.
In 2002, she was the Pac-10’s top-ranked keeper, with 18 shutouts and 325 saves. She also had 1.02 GAA (goals versus average).
After seeing her father in a Seattle park, she reconciled with him. They remained close until his passing in 2007.
Hope Solo was drafted in 2003 by the Philadelphia Charge, a team of women’s soccer associations. She played in eight matches and won her first professional shutout against ‘Atlantic Beat.
After WUSA suspended operations in 2003, she travelled to Europe and played for the Swedish club ‘Kopparbergs/Goteborg’ in 2004, and the French club ‘Olympique Lyonnais Feminin‘ in 2005.
She was selected as the substitute goalkeeper in 2003 for the US Summer Olympics campaign. She was promoted to primary goalkeeper for the US 2003 Summer Olympics campaign. This led to her record of the longest unbeaten streak by a US goalkeeper of 55 games, from March 7, 2002 to August 16, 2008.
Solo was part the initial line-up for most of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches. However, she was replaced by Briana Scurry, a veteran, in the semi-final match. The US lost to Brazil 4-1. Solo criticized the decision in a post-match interview.
She was a star performer in the US’ successful bid to win the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Brazil defeated Brazil 1-0 in the final Solo.
On September 16, 2008, she joined ‘Saint Louise Athletica, a team of the ‘Women’s Professional Soccer’ league. She conceded fourteen goals in 17 matches.
She signed with ‘Atlanta Beat’ and ‘MagicJack’ in 2010 and 2011. After her team’s defeat to Washington Freedom, she was fined $2,500 for her comments against match officials and the league.
After losing to Japan in the penalty shootout, the US women’s soccer team came second at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011. Solo won 100 caps for her nation against France during the tournament.
Hope Solo received a warning from the U.S. a month before the 2012 London Olympics. Anti-Doping Agency discovered Canrenone in Hope Solo’s system during a testing. She was allowed to compete despite this and the USA won their second consecutive gold medal.
She played for the ‘Seattle Sounders Women’ club team during the 2012 season. Solo joined the ‘Seattle Reigns FC’ for the 2013 inaugural season of the “National Women’s Soccer League”. After appearing in 54 matches over three seasons, Solo took ‘personal time’ from the club.
Solo’s autobiography, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, was published by HarperCollins Publishers on August 14, 2012. Solo co-authored it with Ann Killion, a sports journalist. It reached #3 on the ‘The New York Times Best Sellers’ list for hardcover non-fiction.
In 2013, Solo took a three month break to undergo surgery on her left wrist. Solo was later a member of the US FIFA Women’s World Cup team that won the cup in 2015, beating Japan 5-2.
After being defeated by the Swedish team, she was criticised for calling the Swedish team a “bunch of cowards” during the Rio Olympics 2016. The US Soccer suspended her and annulled her international contract. She had played in 202 international matches, with a record of 102 shutouts.
Achievements & Awards
Hope Solo was named All-American in 1997 and 1998 by ‘Parade magazine. She was an NSCAA All-American from 2000 to 2001 and 2002. In 1999, she was a Pac-10 Selection.
In 2009, she was awarded the WPS Goalkeeper of the year award and the US Soccer Female Athlete award.
She was the winner of the “FIFA Women World Cup Golden Glove” twice in 2011 and 2015. In both years, she also made it to the tournament’s all-star roster. In 2011, she was the Bronze Ball winner.
For four years consecutively, the ‘International Federation of Football History & Statistics” named her the world’s best female goalkeeper (2012-15).
In 2012, she was awarded the “Phoenix Mercury Woman of Inspiration” award.
He was named Sports Spectacular Female Athelete of The Year 2013.
Solo was honored by former President Barack Obama at The White House in October 2015 after winning the 2015 World Cup.
Hope Solo started dating Jerramy Stevens, an ex-American football player in August 2012. Two days after Solo was injured in an accident, Stevens was arrested and Solo was left behind. They were married on November 14, 2012.
She was a victim of the 2014 iCloud leaks celebrity nude photos. She publicly criticized the perpetrators and called the act “beyond human decency”.
Solo was involved with Teresa and her child in an altercation that resulted in Solo being arrested on two misdemeanour charges of assault of fourth degree. She pleaded not guilt.
The charges were dropped on January 13th 2015 due to lack of cooperation by the victims. However, the Superior Court in Washington allowed the prosecutors to appeal the decision and reinstate the charges.
Solo is affiliated with the “Women’s Sports Foundation”, an educational charity that was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King.