Hope Solo

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...

Hope Solo's comments loom large before US kicks off Women's World Cup matches

firefoxWhile the U.S. women’s national team is just hours away from playing Thailand in its first Women’s World Cup game, the most talked about player might not even be on the team.

Hope Solo peels back the controversies that define her

firefoxHope Solo will always remember her wedding day, which will forever be linked to the turbulent hours prior. Discussing her marriage to former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, Solo, 37, told Elle that the pair, who had met in college, got off to a rocky start after Stevens professed his love to the former goalkeeper in...

Hope Solo says Team USA Coach Jill Ellis ‘cracks under pressure’

The goalie, a former fixture on the national team, says Ellis is reluctant to point out players' mistakes.

If you're not nervous at a World Cup, you don't care enough to win | Hope Solo

The pressure of a major tournament can be difficult to handle – and not a lot of players have the ability to deal with that day in and day outBefore every World Cup game I played in, I felt good during the warm up. I was ready to play and wanted to play. But then we have to go to the locker room and wait for 20 minutes to come back out. That’s when the nerves start to build up. You walk out the tunnel. You line up for the national anthems. The camera is in your face. You become part of the pomp and circumstance and then the nerves start to kick in. Really kick in.You can feel the tension and see it on the faces of the younger players. If I were Jill Ellis before the United States play their first game against Thailand on Tuesday, I would say, ‘Hey it’s OK to be nervous’. We are all nervous – from the longest-serving veteran to the youngest player. It’s important that players know that they aren’t alone when they feel these emotions for the first time. I was always nervous and told myself that if I wasn’t – if I didn’t have butterflies in my stomach and if my legs weren’t a little bit like Jello – that would mean I didn’t care. So nerves meant that I cared. To win the World Cup, you have to care. So, you have to be nervous. Continue reading...

Hope Solo thinks the US went 'a little overboard' in their celebrations

firefoxEven Hope Solo, whose had her fair share of celebrating big wins, thinks the USWNT took their celebrations too far when they crushed Thailand at the World Cup on Tuesday.

Hope Solo Opens Up About Suffering a Miscarriage of Twins

firefoxHope Solo is sharing a very personal story. The Olympic soccer player, who married former NFL player Jerramy Stevens in 2012, is opening up about her devastating miscarriage. In a candid...

Hope Solo says U.S. soccer coach Jill Ellis 'cracks under pressure'

firefoxFormer U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper and Olympian Hope Solo criticized national team coach Jill Ellis on the eve of the Women's World Cup.

Heather O'Reilly says US team 'not perfect' after Hope Solo slams coach Jill Ellis

firefoxFormer U.S. women’s soccer team member Heather O’Reilly responded Tuesday to comments her former teammate Hope Solo made about coach Jill Ellis.

2019 Women's World Cup: Hope Solo says USWNT went 'overboard' with goal celebrations in 13-0 win

The former U.S. goalie and two-time Olympic gold medalist addresses the Americans' 13-0 explosion