Hope Solo

Hope Solo is pulling no punches as pundit

firefoxAs Scotland slipped to a second Women's World Cup defeat at France 2019, former US star Hope Solo delivered a typically no holds barred assessment of their performance against Japan on Friday.

US coach Jill Ellis refuses to respond to Hope Solo's criticism

firefoxFormer US goalkeeper Hope Solo criticized Jill Ellis' management style, tactical decisions and ability to handle pressure. But Ellis didn't take bait.       

Hope Solo ironically keeps the USWNT celebration controversy going

firefoxHope Solo has joined the criticism against the United States Women’s National Team. Solo, who played goalie for the USWNT from 2000-2016 and played every minute of the team’s 2015 World Cup triumph, joined others in ripping the American goal celebrations during their 13-0 throttling over Thailand on Tuesday. Solo, who was suspended in 2016...

Opinion: Alyssa Naeher isn't Hope Solo, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

firefoxAlyssa Naeher is following in famous footsteps as she takes over in goal of the U.S. women at the World Cup in France.       

Hope Solo: 'We need to talk' about VAR

firefoxHope Solo wants to talk about VAR -- and when one of the game's greatest goalkeepers speaks, it's worth listening.

Hope Solo calls out USWNT coach Jill Ellis ahead of team's World Cup opener vs. Thailand

The former goalkeeper, as usual, didn't hold back

Hope Solo: U.S. women's soccer celebrations during Thailand win was unnecessary

firefoxFormer U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo didn't approve of the celebrations her former team held during its 13-0 blowout victory over Thailand.

The knockout stages of a World Cup are a whole different kind of pressure | Hope Solo

Everything goes up a few more notches in the knockout rounds, where a potential quarter-final between France and the US could be one of the most epic matches in the history of women’s footballAs a player, I loved the pressure of the big time moments that occur during the World Cup’s knockout rounds. You feel more butterflies, a bit more stress and a little bit more excitement. Training sessions are more intense. Everything goes up a few more notches. You think you have given it your all during the group-stage games but then you learn that there’s another level to reach for in the knockout stages. You know that if you lose, you go home. The intensity goes up and those who embrace that pressure can find it to be fun. Related: Women’s World Cup 2019 power rankings: USA top and England third | Suzanne Wrack Continue reading...

The superb Christiane Endler shows women don't need smaller goals | Hope Solo

Goalkeeping is one of the last aspects to develop in women’s soccer. That’s down to lack of resources, not lack of talentChristiane Endler is the best female goalkeeper in the world. I was really excited to see her play against the United States and for the world to see how good she is. She sets the bar extremely high and shows what women’s goalkeeping should be. The USA-Chile game could very likely have been 8-0 to the United States but Endler kept Chile in it, and the score down to 3-0. She provided her team – and her nation – with a sense of genuine pride.Christiane is the type of spectacular athlete that every country should be looking for to tend the net. There were comments made last week that women’s goals should be smaller because we are generally shorter than men but I keep telling people we’re not looking for average goalkeepers. We are looking for one in a million. For me, Christiane Endler is that one in a million. Continue reading...

Hope Solo reveals doctor told her she was 'hours from dying' after miscarriage with twins

firefoxFormer U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo revealed she was moments from death after suffering a miscarriage while pregnant with twins