“My confidence comes from the daily grind… training my butt off day in and day out.”
In a highly anticipated rematch of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team boasts an impenetrable defense thanks to the team’s back line consisting of Julie Johnston, Ali Krieger, Meghan Klingenberg, Christie Rampone and Becky Sauerbrunn. And while soccer is truly a beautiful game thanks in part by the necessity of a team dynamic, there is much to look out for in a solo player. Hope Solo that is.
Following the semifinal match where the U.S. bested Germany – the latter scoreless in the match – U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo continued to keep opponents scoreless. In fact, Solo hasn’t concede a goal since the U.S.’s opening match against Australia in the 27th minute of the tournament.
So while we hope to see if Solo can stop Japan from this Sunday at the Women’s World Cup final, let’s shoot toward our own goals in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Here’s what HFR found out about the USWNT’s goalkeeper.
- Two-time Olympic gold Medalist (2008 and 2012)
- Has not conceded a goal in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in 513 minutes – the longest in World Cup history
- Team USA goalkeeper since 2000
- Current player in the National Women’s Soccer League – the top division of women’s soccer in the United States – with Seattle Reign FC
- Current holder for record of most career shootouts (88)
- In the 2011 World Cup, received the Golden Glove, Bronze Ball and All-Star Team awards
- Chin-ups: 2 sets- go until you max out
- Box jumps: 3 sets of 8 reps
- Split squats: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Side-to-side box shuffle: 3 sets of 30 seconds
- Push-up side-plank: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Freehand jump squat: 2 sets of 20 reps
- Overhead slam with side lunges: 4 sets of 8 reps per leg
- Bench dips: 2 sets- go until you max out
- Dolphins: 3 sets of 6 reps
- Seated cable rows: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Toe touchers: 3 sets of 45 seconds
- Makes sure to maintain a balanced diet, eats a steady amount of carbs to maintain energy while goalkeeping
- Co-captained a charity campaign in the Chicago marathon called “Let’s Run Together”- all the money she raised was donated to the Seattle Humane Society
- Worked with Popchips to give back to the local community charities and causes based on submissions from fans in the area
- Representative of Women’s Sports Foundation
- Works with the Boys and Girls Club