Olympic Soccer Goalkeeper Hope Solo Talks to Fox and Friends About Her New Book, “Solo: A Memoir of Hope”
Hope Solo is a two-time gold medalist, World Cup finalist and a powerhouse in the world of women’s sports, but the road to gold included some obstacles for the famous soccer player.
The goalkeeper herself joined Fox and Friends this morning to discuss her accomplishments, the obstacles she’s faced and her new book called, “Solo: A Memoir of Hope.”
Although her book was supposed to be released before the 2012 Olympic Games, Solo stressed that it was probably best for the US Women’s Soccer team for it to come out afterwards.
In the book, “We talk a lot about what happened in 2007 and there was a lot of drama that took place. I think we really wanted to make sure that these Olympic Games were focused on the quality of the play, the game itself.”
Solo doesn’t think the coach would’ve benched her if the book had come out before the Olympics, but she stressed, “I don’t shy away from controversy. I think it’s important to be who you are and I think it’s important for young women to embrace whoever they are as well.”
In discussing whether or not the team will stay together for the next four years, she said, “No. That’s what’s amazing about these tournaments. At the end of it, you will all go your separate ways and you will never be the same team ever again. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s so beautiful as well.”