"[We] have a fan base because we’re hard core. We’re athletes. I mean, you take a player like Abby Wambach, she goes in hard for tackles. She wins air balls that no other player can, men or women. And that’s why people love us. People love us because they see women playing a sport with so much heart, so much passion, and just so much grit that you rarely see in women. It’s not about our looks."
Hope Solo - Piers Morgan interview