Hope Solo to appear in 200th game, a first for a goalkeeper

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 06, 2016 04:53 PM
Hope Solo to appear in 200th game, a first for a goalkeeper
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Hope Solo's appearance on Saturday during the group stage match against France at the Rio Olympics will be her 200th appearance for the U.S. women's national team.

The 200th game would make her the first goalkeeper in history to reach that milestone in international play.

It also will make her the 11th U.S. player — across all positions — to make the 200 mark.

The 200th cap is just the latest notable statistic for Solo in a long, illustrious and always interesting career.

Last month, Solo became the first goalkeeper with 100 international shutouts when the United States defeated South Africa 1-0 at Chicago's Soldier Field. It was also her 150th career win.

But the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant has also seen her share of controversy — and the Rio Games have been no exception.

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