CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2018) – U.S. Soccer will honor legendary goalkeeper Hope Solo for her 200th cap prior to the U.S. Women’s National Team match against Denmark on Jan. 21 at San Diego Country Credit Union Stadium in San Diego, California. The match will kick off at 4:30 p.m. PT (ESPN2).
Hailed as the best goalkeeper in women’s soccer history, Solo, who accrued 202 caps since her debut in 2000, is the only goalkeeper in U.S. and world history to reach 200 appearances for her country. Of those 202 games, 195 were starts.
Her 202 caps rank her 10th in U.S. history and make her one of just 11 American players to reach the double-century mark.
Solo earned her 200th cap at the 2016 Olympics on Aug. 6 as the USA defeated France 1-0 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Rare was the match the USA lost with Solo in goal. While compiling her career record of 153-11-27, she set almost every goalkeeper record in U.S. history, most notably shutouts (102 out of her 202 games), and wins.
She played in three World Cups for the USA (2007, 2011, 2015), anchoring a defense in the summer of 2015 in Canada that proved to be one of the best in World Cup history as the Americans won its third Women’s World Cup. She also played in three Olympic tournaments for the USA, helping the team to gold medals in 2008 in China and 2012 in London.
Solo averaged a remarkable 0.54 goals allowed per game over her 202 caps while playing more than 17,500 minutes in goal.