July 30: Happy Birthday, Hope Solo!
Happy birthday to Hope Solo, the U.S. soccer team's star goalie! Though Solo was a forward in high school, leading her team to the State Championships her senior year, she switched to the goalkeeper position at the University of Washington. After college, Solo played for the Philadelphia Charge and for teams in the Swedish Premiere Division and the French First Division. Named WPS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009, Solo was the starting American goal keeper of the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups and the 2008 Olympics.