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June 29, 2015

USA Moves to Semis With Shutout of China

Hope Solo and the United States Women’s National Team logged yet another record-shattering performance in victory to advance to the semifinals in the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday night in Ottawa. But while many outside the USWNT spent time after the match reflecting on and lauding the things the American women continue to accomplish, and the…

June 23, 2015

Hope, U.S. Blank Colombia, Advance to Quarterfinals

It was an uneventful game for Hope Solo, but it was a historic one, too. No. 1 had only two routine saves in the United States’ 2-0 win over Colombia Monday, a victory that sent the Americans into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. But the match marked Hope’s 174th international appearance, moving her…

June 17, 2015

Hope Notches Second Shutout in Win Over Nigeria

Hope Solo made history for the United States Women’s National Team during Tuesday night’s Group D finale at the Women’s World Cup, and she did so exactly how she and her team hoped: with a shutout victory. Hope made her 173rd international appearance for the USWNT, tying legendary U.S. goalkeeper Briana Scurry for most in…

June 13, 2015

Solo Keeps Sweden Scoreless in 0-0 Draw

Hope Solo and the United States Women’s National Team found themselves locked in a defensive battle against Sweden in their second of three Group D contests at the 2015 Women’s World Cup on Friday, and one late play on the goal line spelled the difference between a draw and defeat for the USWNT. In the…

June 9, 2015

Hope’s Spectacular Saves Spark World Cup Opening Win

Hope Solo came through with a marvelous performance Monday night for the United States Women’s National Team to open World Cup play, making several key saves in a win that earned her team three points—and one that earned Hope a big hug from her coach. No. 1 made five saves on the evening, including several…

June 2, 2015

Abby

“All it takes is one!”  We were in the final minutes of overtime — injury time, actually — in the quarterfinal game of the 2011 World Cup, and we were losing to Brazil, 2-1. We had been playing for nearly an hour with 10 players. The clock was just ticking away. It felt like at…

June 1, 2015

Hope’s Clutch Save Highlights 0-0 Draw

The United States Women’s National Team didn’t have their usual explosive offense in their final World Cup warm-up game, but Hope Solo came through with a masterful save at the end to preserve a nil-nil draw. No. 1 made a terrific diving save during the final seconds of stoppage time, preventing what would’ve been the…