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2016 07 16 Retrieve
[Women’s World Cup winner with USA, Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper to record 100 clean sheets at international level] I simply can’t believe I am the first goalkeeper to reach such a great milestone! There have been many great goalkeepers throughout history, both men and women, but to be the first with 100 shutouts is crazy!
2016 10 15 Retrieve
[Hope Solo admits she immediately apologised to Lotta Schelin after calling Sweden a bunch of cowards] I wasn’t enraged, I wasn’t emotional, I wasn’t angry. I didn’t mean to come across that the players were cowards or the coach was a coward. I meant that the style of play was not very Olympic-spirited.
I think Lotta Schelin - No 8, the captain for Sweden, of course - is one of the best players in the world - one of the best attacking players in the world. So it was really difficult to watch her drop back defensively, and I saw her most of the time in the 18-yard box in her defence
And I wanted her to attack me, I wanted to play against Lotta. I wanted to try to stop her shots. I love the competitive nature between America and Sweden
I said to her, ‘You know, Lotta, I said something. I used the word cowards when talking about you guys, and I didn’t mean that. I’m so sorry’. And she was like, ‘Oh, I know you, don’t worry about it. Don’t worry about it’.
And she’s like, ‘Look, the American team has been in the last five championship games in the Olympics’. Five championships! And she’s like, ‘For us to beat a better-skilled team like Brazil and like America, we had to drop back defensively’. And she knew it, but for the most part, we just hugged and we laughed and she accepted my apology. She didn’t even think I needed to apologise.
2019 12 21 Retrieve
[Hope Solo announces that she’s pregnant with twins] My husband and I get to practise equality from the very beginning with one boy and one girl - miniature soccer team on the way