Hope Solo is arguably one of the best goalkeepers the United States women’s national team has ever had. From 2000 to 2016 she was the starting goalkeeper of the national team for 16 years. During that time she won two Olympic gold medals and reached the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup twice, where she won the cup in 2015. Solo achieved many successes in her career, including the record for the most career losses. She achieved a total of 109 wins from 202 appearances and had the longest unbeaten streak in 55 matches.
Solo’s career began to falter in 2014 following a domestic violence case in which she was accused of beating up her stepsister and nephew. The controversial and high-profile case dragged on longer than Solo would have wished, culminating at the end of her career in 2016. She was dismissed from the national team because of her comments about the Swedish team after the Olympic Games in Rio. The US national team had lost the game against Sweden, whereupon Solo called them cowards because of their defensive playing style.
In June 2018, the city of Kirkland, Washington, dismissed the lawsuit against Solo on the grounds that the situation was unlikely to recur and that witnesses were not willing to testify as witnesses.
Solo has not played a competitive game since 2016 and has since been involved in other aspects of the sport, including a broadcast appearance on the Irish sports network RTE Sport. She participated in the US football elections in February 2018 but was beaten by Carlos Cordeiro.
Who is Hope Solo’s Husband
Hope Solo is married to Jerramy Ryan Stevens, a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League for 8 years (2002 – 2010) for the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The couple married on Stevens’ birthday on November 13, 2012, the day after Stevens was arrested for an alleged attack on Solo. Stevens was released on the day of his wedding after the court determined that there was insufficient evidence to reinstate him in custody.
Jerramy Stevens had had a series of run-ins with the law prior to his arrest on his wedding day, dating back to his high school years when he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. At the time of his wedding, he was on probation in Florida for marijuana possession due to his arrest in October 2010. His arrest on the day of his wedding meant that he had violated the terms of his parole and therefore returned to prison on November 28, 2012.
Solo and Stevens attended the University of Washington at almost the same time. Solo attended from 1999 to 2003, while Stevens attended from 1998 to 2002. However, their date did not begin until mid-August 2012, after Solo returned from the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Stevens, who was elected in the 2002 NFL Draft in the first round by 28 votes, could have had a longer and better-decorated career in the NFL if he hadn’t been in conflict with the law so often. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed him on April 29, 2007, relinquished his contract on October 25, 2010, two days after he was arrested in Florida for marijuana possession. His last game with the team was his last NFL game.
Steven’s previous criminal charges include rape in July 2000 and at least 6 traffic violations.
Hope Solo’s Net Worth and Salary
As a well-decorated soccer player, Hope Solo earned a lot of money in her professional career. Time Magazine estimated in its publication about the highest-paid female soccer stars Solo’s earnings between 22,000 and 65,000 dollars.
This means that their salary is only a small fraction of their net worth, which is estimated at around $2.5 million. Like most popular American sports stars, Hope Solo earned most of her money through sponsorship contracts. Throughout her career, Hope Solo has had numerous sponsorship partners, including Nike, BlackBerry, Ubisoft, Seiko, Simple Skincare, Electronic Arts, and Gatorade.
In a 2015 release by Forbes’ Patrick Rishe, Hope Solo is said to have earned between $10 and $12 million from her many sponsorship partners. Rishe also discussed how her allegation of domestic assault cost her a number of sponsorship contracts.
After winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, Solo took advantage of the publicity by publishing her first book, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, which made it to number three on the New York Times bestseller list. To congratulate herself on her hard work at the Olympics, Solo paid $1.2 million for a home in Kirkland, Washington, with 5,330 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms.