Extremely Rare Childhood Photos of Famous Athletes

Hope Solo

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Famous for good and bad reasons, Hope Solo, personal life aside, is regarded as one of America’s favorite and most talented soccer players. The Washington native got her start as a youngin’, but truly shined as a forward on her Richland High School’s soccer team. She went on to be recruited by the University of Washington, and progressed to the American Olympic team! Though in 2004 she was only an alternate team member, in 2008, she played, and fought her way to an American victory at Beijing!

After having her reputation tarnished by a domestic abuse case, Hope Solo was most recently competing in the women’s World Cup games and won the Golden Glove award as goalkeeper!.

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