Hope Solo was born in Richland, Washington on 30 July 1981. Her father, a man of Italian descent who grew up in the Bronx, was a sometimes-homeless Vietnam War veteran. Although her parents divorced when she was six and she lived with her mother, Solo maintained a close relationship with her father, who remained a major influence in her life until his sudden death in June 2007
Hope Solo has played soccer with the Three-Rivers Soccer Club in the Tri-Cities. As a forward at Richland High School, Solo scored 109 goals, leading her team to three consecutive league titles from 1996–1998 and a state championship in her senior year. She was twice named a Parade All American. At the University of Washington, Solo switched to the goalkeeper position and was the team's all-time leader in shutouts, saves, and goals-against average (GAA). She was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection and a three-time NSCAA All-American.
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