Hope Solo

How Hope Solo Gets Her Groove Back

Matt Pyzdrowski, goalkeeper for Helsingborgs IF, explains how goalkeepers move on from bad games Photograph by Jasmin Shah US Women’s Soccer vs South Africa at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Shah We all saw Hope Solo’s performance (need I say HOWLER) against Colombia the other night. It was a rare off-game for …

Grasping for Hope

Why we still struggle to place Hope Solo in the proper context Illustration by Alvar Sirlin Hope Solo is having a fantastic World Cup thus far. She saved the US Women’s National Team from a threatening Australian attack, helped keep the defense organized against Sweden, held Nigeria at bay, and kept a clean sheet against Colombia. She …

The Audacity of Hope

What Hope Solo’s new memoir says about the growth of the women’s game. By Gwendolyn Oxenham [T]HERE’S SOMETHING TELLING IN THE EVOLUTION of name-based puns in female soccer stars’ memoirs. In Mia Hamm’s Go for the Goal, the first chapter is titled “There is No Me in Mia” — quite the opposite sentiment of the genre’s new arrival, …