Hope Solo

A goalkeeper who starred in the U.S. women’s national team for more than a decade, winning two Olympic gold medals and a Women’s World Cup championship.

Solo played 202 full internationals for the United States between 2000 and 2016. Those included 17 games at the Women’s World Cup in 2007, 2011 and 2015, 16 games at the Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016, and six World Cup qualifiers in 2006 and 2014. She was known for attracting controversy throughout her national team career, but nevertheless was one of the dominant figures in the team for many years. She played every minute of all seven United States games during its victory at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and also played for the United States in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups, reaching the final in 2011. She played every minute of all 12 United States games in its victories at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and also played in the 2016 Olympics. She was the winner of the Golden Glove awarded by FIFA to the outstanding goalkeeper of the tournament at both the 2011 and 2015 Women’s World Cups, and was named the USSF women’s athlete of the year in 2009.

Solo played one season, 2003, in the Women’s United Soccer Association, for Philadelphia; three seasons, 2009 through 2011, in Women’s Professional Soccer, for St. Louis, Atlanta and magicjack, and four seasons in the National Women’s Soccer League, 2013 through 2016, all for Seattle. She was a runnerup for the NWSL title in 2014 and 2015 with Seattle. During her WUSA, WPS and NWSL seasons, she played 101 regular-season games and five playoff games.

In addition to her United States first-division seasons, Solo also played one season in the Swedish first division, one season in the French first division and one season in the W-League.

Elected in 2022.