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Richland native. Former star at the University of Washington. Sounders Women’s goalkeeper this past season. Sports icon.
Few athletes in the sports world are as gripping as Solo. She’s the best at what she does on the field, and off the field she isn’t afraid to speak her mind no matter how popular or unpopular the opinion.
That latter point was evidenced in her interview with ESPN’s E:60, which aired Tuesday. In the feature, Solo addressed several controversial moments in past years, including the clash with national team coach Greg Ryan in 2007 and calling out broadcaster Brandi Chastain just this summer during the Olympics.
Take a look.