Monday, October 1, 2007


Hometown: Richland, Washington
College: University of Washington

U.S. National Team: Has started in goal for the USA at every age level of the National Teams programs … Debuted for the full National Team in 2000, when she was in Olympic Residency Training Camp … Played five matches for the USA in 2002, starting three, but did not play again for the full National Team until 2005, when she took over the top goalkeeper spot … Also trained with the USA in 2004 during Olympic Residency Camp and was named the alternate goalkeeper on the Olympic Team, traveling to Greece ... 2007: Started in 10 games, earning five shutouts heading into the final pre-Women’s World Cup match … 2006: Played in 18 matches, going 14-0-4 … Started all three matches at the Four Nations Tournament in China, earning three shutouts … Started three of four matches at the Algarve Cup, earning two shutouts … Goal given up against France in a 4-1 win at the Algarve Cup ended her streak of 1,054 minutes without allowing a goal form the run of play … 2005: Was the starting goalkeeper for the USA, starting seven of the team’s nine matches, and earning seven shutouts … Started three of four games at the Algarve Cup, earning shutouts in each, including against Germany in the championship game … Youth National Teams: Arrived late for the 2002 Nordic Cup after training with the full WNT, coming on at halftime against host Finland and then playing every minute of the remaining three-and-a-half games … Made several brilliant saves against Germany in winning the final … Was the U-21 starter on the 2001 Nordic Cup championship team in Norway … Also played one match for the U-21s at the 2000 Nordic Cup in Germany ... Started for the U-16s and U-18s from 1996-1999 ... Did not surrender a goal in eight games for the U-18s in 1999, including three Pan-Am tournament starts in Winnipeg, Canada ... Shut out Mexico 1-0 in the 1999 Pan-Am final … First Appearance: April 5, 2000, vs. Iceland … First Shutout: May 5, 2000, vs. Mexico.

Professional / Club: Taken in the first round of the 2003 WUSA Draft by the Philadelphia Charge … Battled early season injuries, but played in eight games and had a 1.25 GAA … Played in the Swedish First Division in 2004 with Goteborg and in the French First Division with Olympique Lyonnaise in 2005.

College / High School: A four-time All-Pac-10 selection … Finished her career as Washington's all-time leader in shutouts (18), saves (325) and GAA (1.02) … Was named an NSCAA All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior … Scored 109 goals as a forward at Richland High School ... Scored three times in the semifinals and twice in the state championship game for the Bombers in 1999 ... Set a conference single-season record with 38 goals as a senior ... Was a two-time Parade All-American.

Personal: Full name is Hope Amelia Solo … Interests outside of soccer include anything to do with the beach and water (although she claims to be an awful swimmer) … Also loves the outdoors and camping in the wilderness … Loves beach volleyball, reading at cute little coffee shops and boating … Two of her favorite activities are knee boarding and snow boarding … Also loves to play pick-up basketball … Hope and college teammate Malia are the unofficial Seattle-area soccer tennis champions (of the world) … Aspires to work with inner city kids to help them get involved with organized sport and positive pastimes … Is an ultra-competitive ping-pong and Fussball player … Rarely beaten at FIFA 2006 on the PlayStation.

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