It was a week of good news for Hope Solo and her longtime friend, Carli Lloyd.
First, Carli made headlines by announcing that she joining the women’s side of Manchester City, one of the best teams in England’s Premier League. Hope found out while traveling in Italy, where she was visiting Fiorentina’s women’s squad.
Days later, it was Hope getting news on an accomplishment of her own.
— FIFPro (@FIFPro) February 22, 2017
Hope was one of five goalkeepers shortlisted for the honor, according to the official FifPro release. The others were:
- Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Poland, Paris Saint-Germain)
- Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, Chelsea, photo)
- Andreea Paraluta (Romania, Atletico)
- Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland, FC Bayern Munich)