U.S. Women's World Cup Team

Hope Solo
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Hope Solo

Goalkeeper (Age: 29, Caps: 95)

Following a public blowup at the 2007 World Cup, when then coach Greg Ryan benched her for the semifinal match (a 4-0 loss), Solo bounced back at the 2008 Olympics, shutting out Brazil 1--0 in the gold medal game. Now considered the preeminent keeper in the world, Solo remains refreshingly -outspoken -- she was fined by WPS last year after she vented about officiating on her Twitter feed.

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