Hope Solo Biography

Hope Solo

Quick Facts About Hope Solo

Celebrated Name Hope Solo
Age 40 Years
Nick Name Solo
Birth Name Hope Amelia Stevens
Birth Date 1981-07-30
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality American
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Richland, Washington, U.S.
Horoscope Leo
Ethnicity White
School Richland High School
College / University University of Washington
Career Start 1996
Awards 2009 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, 2011, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove, 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Golden Glove, etc.
Father Jeffrey Solo
Mother Judy Solo
Brothers Marcus Solo
Sisters Teresa Obert
Marital Status Married
Wife Jerramy Stevens
Children Vittorio Genghis and Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 68kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $3 Million
Links Facebook Twitter Instagram

Hope Amelia Solo is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She is regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers of all time and currently holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets. As a youth, she played football at Richland High School where she scored 109 goals, leading her team to three consecutive league titles from 1996 to 1998 and a state championship during her senior year. She also played club soccer for the Three Rivers Soccer Club in the Tri-Cities. She then attended the University of Washington from 1999 to 2002 where she switched permanently to goalkeeper under the lead of head coach Lesle Gallimore and goalkeeper coach and former national team player, Amy Griffin. 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). She then played for Kopparbergs/Goteborg, Olympique Lyon, Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, magicJack, Seattle Sounders Women, and Seattle Reign.  

On the international level, she has represented the United States at various age levels. She has represented United States at U16, U19, U21, and the senior level. She was a goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 to 2016. She made her international team debut in April 2000. She helped the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team bring home the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and again four years later at the 2012 Summer Games in London. In 2015, he delivered a near-record performance to help the U.S. team win the FIFA Women's World Cup. Her time with the national team ended after controversial comments during the 2016 Olympics, and she later filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer over unequal payment for male and female players. As of August 6, 2016, she holds several U.S. goalkeeper records including appearances (202), starts (190), wins (153), shutouts (102), wins in a season (26), consecutive minutes played (1,256), and longest undefeated streak (55 games).

What is Hope Solo Famous For?

  • Being an American former soccer goalkeeper.
  • Regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers of all time.

Hope Solo mother

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Honors and awards

High School

  • Won 1997, 1998 Parade Magazine All-American
  • Won the 1998 Washington State Championship.

College

  • Won 2000, 2001, 2002 NSCAA All-American.
  • Won the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Pac-10 Selection.

Club 

  • Won the 2009 WPS Goalkeeper of the Year.

International

  • Won the 2008, 2012 Olympic Gold Medal with the United States. 
  • Won 2008, 2012, 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Tournament with the United States.
  • Won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion with the United States.
  • Won 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 Algarve Cup with the United States.
  • Won the 2016 SheBelieves Cup with the United States.
  • Won 2006, 2007, 2008 Four Nations Tournament with the United States.
  • Won the 2006, 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup with the United States.

Hope Solo awards

Source: [email protected]

Individual

  • Won the 2009 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Won 2011, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove.
  • Won the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze ball.
  • Won the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Golden Glove.
  • Won the 2016 SheBelieves Cup Golden Glove.
  • Won 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 IFFHS World’s Best Woman Goalkeeper.

Other

  • 2012 Do Something Award-Athlete 
  • 2012 Phoenix Mercury Woman of Inspiration.
  • 2012 Hall of Game She’s Got Game Award
  • 2013 Sports Spectacular Female Athlete of the Year.

Hope Solo father

Source: [email protected]

Where is Hope Solo From?

Hope Amelia Solo was born on 30 July 1981. Her birthplace is Richland, Washington, U.S. She was born to her father, Jeffrey Solo, and her mother, Judy Solo where she grew up with her brother, Marcus Solo, and her sister, Teresa Obert. She attended Richland High School and the University of Washington. Her parents had divorced when she was six and she lived with her mother, he maintained a close relationship with her father after reconnecting with him during her college years at the University of Washington. He continued to be a major influence in her life until his death from a heart attack in June 2007. She holds American nationality. She belongs to the white ethnicity. Her horoscope sign is Leo.

Hope Solo Club Career 

  • As a youth, she played football at Richland High School where she scored 109 goals, leading her team to three consecutive league titles from 1996 to 1998 and a state championship during her senior year. 
  • She also played club soccer for the Three Rivers Soccer Club in the Tri-Cities.
  • She then attended the University of Washington from 1999 to 2002 where she switched permanently to goalkeeper under the lead of head coach Lesle Gallimore and goalkeeper coach and former national team player, Amy Griffin. She became the top goalkeeper in Pac-10 history and finished her collegiate career as Washington's all-time leader in shutouts (18), saves (325), and goals-against average (GAA) (1.02). She was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection and was named an NSCAA All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior. During her sophomore year, she was named Pac-10 Player of the Year becoming the first Washingtonian and first goalkeeper ever to receive the award. As a senior, she was the only goalkeeper nominated for the
  • 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). She spent most of her first professional season on the bench playing in eight games. She started the last three games of the season and earned her first professional shutout against the Atlanta Beat. 
  • After the WUSA folded following the 2003 season just six days before the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she moved to Goteborg, Sweden in February 2004 to play for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC in the Swedish Premier Division, the top division of women's soccer in Sweden. For ten months, she played in two games a week, making 19 appearances in goal for Goteborg in 2004.
  • In 2005, she played for Olympique Lyonnais in the French First Division where he made seven appearances for the French club.
  • From 2009 to 2011, she played in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat, and magicJack. She made 23 appearances for Saint Louis Athletica where she was the 2009 season WPS Goalkeeper of the Year. She made 16 appearances for Atlanta Beat. She made 4 appearances for magicJack, tallying a total of 360 minutes.
  • After the WPS ceased operations in early 2012, she played for the Seattle Sounders in the W-League. She made three appearances for the club, tallying a total of 261 minutes.
  • She then played for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. In her first season, she was undergoing wrist surgery and missed about half the season because of recovery. With her return, she helped Seattle Reign FC to finish the season in seventh place with a 5-14-3 record where she started in all 14 matches in which she played with 1.357 goals against the average. She made 81 saves and tallied 1,260 minutes in goal.
  • During her 2014 season, she finished the season with 65 saves in 20 games played and a .900 goals-against average.
  • During the 2016 season, she made 8 appearances for Seattle before joining the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She finished the season with a 0.63 GAA and 81% save percentage, including five clean sheets.  

Hope Solo Olympics

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Hope Solo International Career 

  • She was a goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 to 2016. 
  • She currently holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets.
  • She has represented the United States at various age levels. 
  • She has represented United States at U16, U19, U21, and the senior level. 
  • She made her international team debut in an 8-0 win over Iceland at Davidson, North Carolina in April 2000. 
  • She has been the team's first-choice goalkeeper since 2005. She holds the national team record for longest undefeated streak as a goalkeeper with 55 games from March 7, 2002, to July 16, 2008.
  • She helped the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team bring home the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and again four years later at the 2012 Summer Games in London. 
  • During the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, her exceptional skill was highlighted especially during a quarter-final match against Brazil, which the U.S. won on penalty kicks. Although the team lost to Japan in a match that ended in penalties, she received the Golden Glove award for being the best goalkeeper as well as the Bronze Ball award for her overall performance at the tournament.
  • In 2015, he delivered a near-record performance to help the U.S. team win the FIFA Women's World Cup. 
  • On 9 July 2016, she earned her 100th international shutout, 150th career win, and 197th cap in a friendly game against South Africa at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois which made her the first-ever female goalkeeper in history to achieve 100 shutouts in international competition.
  • On the occasion of her 200th cap, she made "several fine saves" as the United States beat France 1-0, to follow up their opening 2-0 win over New Zealand.
  • As of August 6, 2016, she holds several U.S. goalkeeper records including appearances (202), starts (190), wins (153), shutouts (102), wins in a season (26), consecutive minutes played (1,256), and longest undefeated streak (55 games).
  • Her time with the national team ended after controversial comments during the 2016 Olympics, and she later filed a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer over unequal payment for male and female players.

Hope Solo World Cup

Source: @boston

Hope Solo Husband

Looking at her personal life, Hope Solo is a married woman. She got married to former American football player Jerramy Stevens. They have been together since mid-August 2012 when she returned from the Olympics. The couple is blessed with two children, Vittorio Genghis and Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens on March 4, 2020. She has an intimate relationship with her husband, Jerramy Stevens, and children where they are living their life happily together. 

Hope Solo family

Source: [email protected]

Hope Solo Height and Weight

Hope Solo stands at a height of 1.75m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. She has a bodyweight of 68kg. She has an athletic body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is dark brown. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Hope Solo Net Worth 

Hope Solo is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She has earned from her professional career as a soccer player. Her income is from contracts, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Did You Know?

  • She is regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers of all time and currently holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets.
  • She was a goalkeeper for the United States womens soccer national team from 2000 to 2016 and is a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
  • She is a representative of the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization founded by Billie Jean King that is dedicated to "advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
  • In 2011, she was a contestant on the 13th season of the Dancing with the Stars television series where her partner was Maksim Chmerkovskiy and they were eliminated in the semifinal round, placing fourth overall in the competition.
  • On August 14, 2012, after the London Olympics, she released her autobiography Solo: A Memoir of Hope co-authored with sports columnist and commentator Ann Killion and published by Harper Collins.
  • Solo is featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports FIFA video game series starting in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game. In September 2015, she was ranked by EA Sports as the #8 women's player in the game.