Hope Solo

No.4 - Hope Solo

Soccer (USA)

Olympic medals: None

Defeat is always a bitter taste, especially if you were on the bench watching helplessly.

That’s how Hope Solo felt as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team lost 4-0 in the 2007 World Cup to Brazil. Solo, who allowed only two goals in four games, was inexplicably benched in favor of 36-year-old Briana Scurry, who hadn’t played a full game in months. She let her coach Greg Ryan have it in a fiery post-game rant.

Needless to say, Hope Solo will be looking to replace that sour memory with a sweet one as the U.S. team heads to Beijing. Ryan is no longer coaching the team and Solo has been named the starting keeper.


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