Found July 28, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
At the beginning of June, only the most hard core of soccer enthusiasts knew who Hope Solo was, and pretty much no one would have considered Alex Morgan a celebrity. Today, after a magical run to the U.S. Women’s World Cup title game, both are pretty much rockstars. The outspoken goaltender, and the sweet-talking striker became international phenomenons due to their high athletic ability, and extreme hotness. Back in June, TSB hit the 2,000,000 pageviews mark. Needless to say, we went from 2 mil to 3 mil a HELLUVA lot faster than we went from 1 to 2 million. And as you’ll see below, the “Solo-Morgan Bump” is a major reason why. So let’s look back at what those two USWNT stars have accomplished this past summer. Morgan and Solo have replaced Ines Sainz and Jenn Sterger as our all-time #1 and #2 search terms generating traffic. I consider that a HUGE step up for the credibility for this site. Now we have actual athletes in those slots, not “journalists” known mostly for dressing slu...

Solo eager to deflect celebrity glare

Hope Solo can't stay out of the headlines. In the run-up to the 2012 Olympics , Solo tested positive for a banned substance (which earned her a warning from the US Anti-Doping Agency) and drew backlash for openly discussing the wild partying she and her teammates enjoyed in her last trip to the Olympics. Most recently, she turned heads with personal revelations in her upcoming...

Alex Morgan Better At Scoring Goals Than Playing Peek-A-Boo

Alex Morgan is quickly becoming the face of U.S. Women's Soccer with her electric performances on the field matched by a charismatic persona off it. That being said, the American striker would be advised to stick to scoring goals and avoid playing peek-a-boo. Morgan, 23, is off to a blistering start at the 2012 London Olympic Games. A dynamic pair of goals, including this ridiculous...

US coach Sundhage meets with Solo

Hope Solo met with the coach and captains of the U.S. women's soccer team Sunday to discuss her latest outburst of candor, a Twitter rant that did no good for the image of the squad and distracted from preparations for the upcoming game against North Korea in the Olympic tournament. Coach Pia Sundhage said Solo will not be disciplined for the series of tweets that criticized...

Solo takes to Twitter to bash Chastain

Maybe Hope Solo was bored, or maybe it was her way of getting in a good post-match workout after seeing very minimal action in the USA's 3-0 victory against Colombia. Whatever the reason, Solo managed to steal the spotlight away from the American team's victory Saturday by taking to Twitter and throwing a barrage of shots at US national team legend Brandi Chastain. Less...

Alex Morgan 'Gallops and has long Strides...Like a Horse'

Alex Morgan's 2012 WNT Player we know the reason she's the baby horse. And it is all good. When was the last time women's soccer was the summer's highlight? Thanks AM. Why not click... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

The Many Versions of Hope Solo's Daughter / Father Story are Quite Confusing

Hope Solo has a book coming out, Solo: A Memoir of Hope. Harper's release reads: Hope Solo is the face of the modern female athlete. She is fearless, outspoken, and the best in the world at what she... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

4 hottest members of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team: PHOTOS

We’re just a month away now from the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and with that we’re getting you caught up and who will be the next trending term, and talk of the water cooler this July/August. Two of the members on this list already have been. During the World Cup last July Hope Solo and Alex Morgan were America’s Sweethearts. Click her name here: Alex Morgan to learn...

London Now: Hope Solo sounds up

Holo Solo sounds off about Brandi Chastain's commentary.

Hope Solo Takes Shot at Brandi Chastain on Twitter

Hope Solo has been making a lot of news lately, frequently for the wrong reasons. She admitted to being drunk during the Today Show back in 2008. After beating the Columbian soccer team on Saturday, 3-0, Hope Solo took a shot a the color commentator, Brandi Chastain, through twitter. Lay off commentating about defending and gking until you get more educated @brandichastain the game...

Hope Solo blasts NBC Olympic analyst Brandi Chastain

Hope Solo is extremely outspoken. It one of the traits outside of her killer goalie skills she’s most noted for. Solo had a few choice words for former US Soccer star Brandi Chastain. Chastain is a current Olympic commentator for NBC sports and covered the women’s match against Colombia on Saturday. Apparently Hope had beef [...]

US goalkeeper Solo rails against NBC's Chastain

Hope Solo isn't happy with Brandi Chastain's commentary during a U.S. women's soccer team victory at the Olympics. The outspoken U.S. goalkeeper took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize comments Chastain made during the NBC broadcast of the Americans' 3-0 win over Colombia. Solo was apparently unhappy with Chastain's criticism of U.S. defender Rachel Buehler...

Hope Solo Calls Out Brandi Chastain for Commentating, Says Soccer Has Changed Since U.S. Legend Played

Everyone seemed to be in fine spirits after the U.S. Women's Soccer team's rollicking 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday. Everyone, that is, except the goalkeeper who had a pretty easy day of work. Hope Solo took to Twitter just a couple of hours after the game and ripped former U.S. soccer legend Brandi Chastain, who commentated the game with Arlo White. Solo seemed to have...

Hope Solo calls out Brandi Chastain

The US women’s soccer team beat Colombia 3-0 in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Summer Games in London. Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Carli Lloyd all scored for the US, but the real games began after the contest ended. That’s when goalkeeper Hope Solo went off on NBC commentator and former Olympic gold medalist/World Cup winner Brandi...

Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe Show U.S. Women's Soccer's Uneven Style May Be Way to Olympic Gold

Leading up to the Summer Olympics, the talk around the U.S. Women's Soccer team has been of gold. London is the place where this team will avenge its FIFA World Cup loss to Japan from last summer. London is where Hope Solo will continue her rise in personal redemption as she continues to make her mark as the best goalkeeper in the game. London is where Alex Morgan will come into...

Alex Morgan, Ryan Lochte and Kobe Bryant Among Top 10 U.S. Athletes to Watch in Summer Games (Photos)

While the Olympics are home to the best athletes in the world, there are some competitors that stand out above all the rest. The U.S. has been fortunate to have many of the best Olympic athletes represent them at the Games. Michael Phelps has been a dominant force in the pool over the last decade, taking home 16 Olympic medals in the last two Games. Teammate Ryan Lochte is his biggest...
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