Tag "2016-olympics"

August 10, 2016

USWNT Draws With Colombia to Win Group G

No one ever said it was going to be easy for the United States Women’s National Team to follow their 2015 World Cup title with a 2016 Olympic gold medal. Tuesday night offered more proof that the Olympics will be far from effortless for Hope Solo and her teammates. The USWNT entered the Olympic tournament with a…

August 8, 2016

Hope’s Saves Highlight USWNT Victory Over France

In the United States Women’s National Team biggest match of Olympic group play, Hope Solo delivered a spectacular performance to drive Team USA to a vital victory on Saturday afternoon. Hope collected her 200th cap in dominating fashion, holding the third-ranked team in the world off the board for 93 minutes to allow the USWNT to remain undefeated in…

August 4, 2016

Veterans Give USWNT Opening Match Victory

Much of the Olympic spotlight has been placed on the infusion of youth on the United States Women’s National Team roster, but to start the tournament, the veterans led the way for the defending World Cup champions. Hope Solo notched her 102nd clean sheet in international competition, and a pair of mainstays in Carli Lloyd…

August 2, 2016

Hope and USWNT Chasing History in Brazil

For Hope Solo and the United States Women’s National Team, another chance to make history has arrived. The USWNT begins group play at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil on Wednesday with their sights set on Team USA’s fourth straight gold in Women’s Soccer and the organization’s fifth Olympic gold medal overall. But they aren’t just looking to…

July 11, 2016

Hope Posts 100th Shutout vs. South Africa

Hope Solo etched her name in international soccer history on Saturday afternoon. The United States Women’s National Team topped South Africa 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago, behing another shutout from Hope, which made her the first goalkeeper, man or woman, to notch 100 clean sheets for an international career. Hitting the century mark in shutouts is…

June 3, 2016

U.S. Ties Japan in Wild World Cup Rematch

Nearly a year after Hope Solo and the United States Women’s National Team topped Japan in the FIFA World Cup, they settled for a hectic 3-3 draw on Thursday to keep their undefeated season intact. In front of a sellout crowd of 18,572 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., the U.S. overcame…

February 22, 2016

USWNT Tops Canada for CONCACAF Title

Hope Solo knew that the Canadian National Team would provide the stiffest challenge yet for the United States Women’s National Team in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Final. But as she correctly predicted, the American side’s skill was too much to handle. The USWNT fourth consecutive CONCACAF WOQ title with a 2-0 win over Canada, and in…

February 20, 2016

USWNT Clinches Olympic Bid With Shutout Semifinal Win

The United States Women’s National Team booked their tickets for Rio de Janiero, Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Friday night with a semifinal win in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Hope Solo and the Department of Defense pitched yet another shutout and Alex Morgan tallied a hat trick as the U.S….

February 16, 2016

As Starters Rest, USWNT Races to 10-0 Win

The United States Women’s National Team gave several starters, including goalkeeper Hope Solo, the night off Monday, in the final game of group play in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament. But that didn’t stop the USWNT from emphatically punctuating their group stage sweep. With a semifinal spot already locked up for the U.S., coach Jill Ellis rested veterans,…

February 15, 2016

USWNT Survives Scare vs. Mexico, Clinches Semi Spot

Mexico sent a tremendous challenge at the United States Women’s National Team on Saturday, and the world’s top team in needed a clutch save from their star goalkeeper to survive. In the second game of group play for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday in Frisco, Texas, the USWNT managed just one goal against a tough…