Throughout the 2011 Women’s World Cup, STACK will release new episodes of All Eyes on U.S.—a video series documenting the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s journey as they chase their World Cup championship dreams.
No player is currently more synonymous with women’s soccer than Hope Solo. After catching the attention of the soccer world with her stellar performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she has since given the United States hope [no pun intended] for their first World Cup championship since 1999.
Solo’s journey to the 2011 team was not easy, thanks to an operation that would have ended the careers of most soccer players. She says, “I just came off pretty extensive shoulder surgery. I’m really pushing the envelope, trying to get back and earn my spot back.” That she would even think she has to “earn” her spot back shows Solo’s character as a world-class athlete. She never assumed that her previous achievements would entitle her to the coveted starting goalkeeper position for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
Watch the video for more on Hope Solo’s World Cup comeback, and stay tuned for future episodes of All Eyes On U.S. as the national team makes its way through the 2011 FIFA World Cup tournament.