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Hope Solo, the sole hope for the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the national side. As a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2011 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove award winner, she is the shining star in American soccer. Hope Solo has already made more shutouts than any other goalkeepers in the history of American soccer.
Now, the team is in the campaign of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. With Hope Solo as their main goalie, the team are destined to win the title for third time since 1999.
Hope Solo net worth:
Hope Solo net worth in 2015: $2.5 Million
Hope Solo Salary in a year: $300,000
Source of income: Soccer
Team: United States Women’s National Team
Current Club: Seattle Reign
Hope Solo has been the first choice goalkeeper for the United States since 2005. She has developed her goalkeeping skill to such a level that, no other will hardly achieve. She has a record number of clean sheets and incredibly went on 1,054 minutes without allowing a goal inside the net. Solo has achieved many prestigious awards all through her glorious career. All these awards added a sum to Hope Solo net worth. We have enlisted some of her prize money value here below-
Awards Names Earning:
FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove: 2012 $208,333
FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze ball: 2012 $156,250
FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team: 2012 $142,857
Do Something Award – Athlete: 2013 $128,205
Hall of Game She’s Got Game Award: 2013 $108,696
Total money of these Awards: $744,341
Hope Solo net worth has been increasing over these years. As her popularity increases, Hope Solo salary increases simultaneously. The world sports market determines that considering the player’s gradual progress in sport. If we look at the increasements of Hope solo net worth from 2011 till now, we will see that the athlete has gathered a huge sum of money into her purse.
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Hope Solo Soccer goalkeeper net worth in years (USD)
2011 – 1,282,051
2012 – 1,694,915
2013 – 2,083,333
2014 – 2,272,728
2015 – 2,500,000
Hope Solo is indeed a priceless asset for American soccer team since 2000. Although, the salary in women soccer is less as compared to men footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and any other players from EPL, still we love Hope Solo and doubt an annual salary of $300,000 is still good enough. Where the average person income in United States is $40,000, Hope Solo earns 7 times more in a year.
Hope Solo Biography:
Full name: Hope Penut Solo
Date of Birth: 30 July, 1981 (age 33)
Birth Place: Richland, Washington, United States
Height: 5 ft 9 inch
Weight: 140 lbs (63.5 Kg)
Marital status: Married to Jerramy Stevens
Education: University of Washington
Zodiac sign: Leo
Autobiography: A Memoir of Hope
Hope Solo was selected as an alternative goalkeeper for the US Olympic team in 2004, but alas! She never made it on the pitch in Athens. But, she was never disappointed. The following year, Solo became the top goalkeeper in USWNT, giving her team numerous clean sheets over the years. Soon, she established herself as one of the prime members in US national team.
Solo’s value was first realized when the head coach benched her during a semi-final match against Brazil in 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Subsequently, the US team lost the game and it was Hope Solo, who publicly announced the frustration, saying,
“It was a wrong decision and I think anybody that knows anything about the game knows that. I would have undoubtedly made those saves.”
In 2008, Solo was back on track and helped US Women’s soccer team win the gold medal at Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She had a serious shoulder injury, which required surgery that time, but Solo refused and continued throughout the tournament. She also helped the team to become runner-up at 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she won the prestigious Golden Glove Award for her outstanding efforts.
At 2012 Summer Olympic in London, in front of around 80,300 soccer fans in Wembley Stadium-the largest soccer crowd in Olympic history-Hope Solo won her second consecutive gold medal for her team. A revengeful victory was achieved against Japan by 2-1. At the 82th minute of the game, Solo miraculously saved a powerful shot from Mana Iwabuchi, which could be resulted in a tie. During the match, she stopped a total 12 of the 13 shots she faced against the Japanese team.
She underwent her long-standing shoulder surgery in March 2013. The following year, Hope solo marked her name in the US record book for most career shutouts with 71, which was previously set by Brianna Scurry. She set a new record of 72 shutouts, in a friendly against Mexico that resulted in a 8-0 victory for the United States.
Hope Solo endorsements and business deals:
A huge sum of money is added to her account every year through the endorsement deals with renowned brands. Hope Solo has signed endorsements and business deals with Simple Skincare. Seiko, BlackBerry, Nike, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Gatorade. In addition, she made a one-year contract with Bank of America in July 2011. In the same year, Hope Solo starred in a TV commercial of EA Sports in promoting FIFA 12. Along with her national teammate, Alex Morgan, she acted in another television advertisement which was promoting ESPN’s SportsCenter. In 2014, Hope Solo was featured in a promotional commercial for Western Union.
Hope Solo On Magazines:
Hope solo has been featured in numerous magazines like on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Fitness, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, TV Guide and Vogue. In 2011, her semi-nude appearance in the Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine, drew some controversies. Although she replied,
“I’m an athlete-that’s all I am. If a sex symbol is now a top female athlete, I think that’s pretty amazing.”
Hope Solo: The Philanthropist
As a representative of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Hope Solo has donated her time and money for the advancement the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. She has appeared in numerous charity events to promote female soccer. In 2011, Hope Solo along with Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan went on a charitable campaign at the Chicago Marathon. She donated around $5,000.00 to the Seattle Humane Society.
Personal life of Hope Solo:
Hope Solo is married to former American football player, Jerramy Stevens on 13 November, 2012. Stevens was arrested the day before wedding, accusing him for an assault, which left Solo injured. He was found innocent after the investigation and the pair got married the next day.
Hope Solo contact information:
Fan Mail Address:
Pro Sport Communications
137 N. Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hope Solo Address Information:
Pro Sport Communications
(Sports Management Company)
137 N. Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (232) 400-5835
Hope Solo has been a remarkable athlete for the United States. The glossy Hope Solo net worth in 2015, will be flourished more hopefully in the following seasons. Solo is now busy with her teammates in winning matches at 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Let’s hope, Hope Solo would bring the title home.