Hope Solo bio
Hope Amelia Solo, shortly called Hope Solo, is one of the renowned American professional soccer players of all time. She is a well-known goalkeeper who has played for the United States women’s national soccer team from years through 2000-2016.Solo started her soccer career from the University of Washington. She then played for the US national team for a season. Later, in order to play in the top division leagues, she moved to Europe to play for France and Sweden. She is famous for her awesome goalkeeping which was clearly portrayed in the quarter-finals of Women’s FIFA 2011 against Brazil, which the US team won, after the penalty shoot-out. For the outstanding performance and fine goalkeeping, she received Bronze Ball in the tournament.
Listed under finest women goalkeepers of the world, Hope has earned a number of awards and accolades to her name. She helped the US soccer team for two gold medal wins: in 2008 and 2012 respectively. She also participated in the popular show “Dancing with the stars” in 2011 and posed for “Body Issue” magazine as well. In 2012, she published as autobiography Solo: A Memoir of Hope after completion of Summer Olympics, which later went to be a best-seller of the year. She was the winner of “Golden Glove” during Women’s FIFA 2011 and 2015, and she has been honored as IFFHS World’s Women Best Goalkeeper for four consecutive years since 2012 – 2015.
How old is Hope Solo?
Hope Solo was born to father Jeffrey Solo and mother Judy Lynn on July 30, 1981, in Richland, Washington, US. She was introduced to the world of soccer by her father since early childhood. When she was at the mere age of seven, her father took her and her brother, Marcus to watch a baseball game but without taking them for the game, he took him to a hotel and they stayed there for a couple of days. Later, her father was accused of kidnapping his own children. Though her parents were divorced while she was still a child, her father later had a deep connection with her during her college. Currently, she is 36 years of age.
Hope Solo’s Salary
Hope Solo has an estimated net worth of $ 2.5 million dollars. The data is based on the wiki facts and other combined social factors. Aside from her earnings as a soccer player, she has also been earning through her various endorsements with world known brands like Seiko, Nike, BlackBerry and the like. In 2014, Solo was featured in a promotional campaign of Western Union. Last year, she signed a contract to promote a line of protein and energy bars manufactured by Originally Raw. When income from all these various sources are summed up, her weekly salary is likely to range between $22,000 - $ 65,000.
Hope Solo’s Husband
Currently, Hope Solo is married to husband Jerramy Stevens, an American soccer player. After a long period of mystery regarding her romantic life, the soccer star went public with her boyfriend, Stevens, after returning from 2012 Olympics in the mid-August. On November, the same year, her boyfriend was accused of physically abusing her but the very next day; despite the allegations, they exchanged vows of getting together for life as wife and husband.