The 33-year-old Hope Solo has built her game and her career from the dry fields of Richland, Washington through the false starts of American pro women’s soccer to the peak of the international stage. But through it all, one thing she’s never done is win a championship with her club.
“We, as a club, are true believers that you’ll get the best performance out of players if they’re happy, and we try and do things off the field for them that help make their lives easier, from providing lunch at training to washing their kit for them — things that then they don’t have to think about it. They literally just turn up and train.”—Seattle Reign head coach and gm Laura Harvey told SI.com (x)
“I know for a fact that it would work. But it comes down to, ‘Do they want to do it?’”—Trey Roger. Expert in laying grass over artificial turf sharing his oppinion on the Women’s World Cup turf issues. (x)