Goalie Hope Solo is Headed to the Women's World Cup 2011 Finals

France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final Hope Solo of the USA during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Semi Final match between France and USA at Borussia Park on July 13, 2011 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Getty Images)more pics » Hope Solo (Getty Images) Hope Solo is headed to the finals!

Solo is the star goalie of the US Women's Soccer Team.  She makes improbable saves -- often.

Team USA will play Japan in the finals of the Women's World Cup.  The US squad beat France today in their semi-final match.

Team USA scored 3 goals against France, to secure the 3-1 victory.  Lauren Cheney hit the back of the net at the 9 minute mark.  Captain Abby Wambach then gave the US the lead with a header off a corner kick, at 79 minutes.  With fresh legs off the bench, Alex Morgan finished France off by powering the ball past French goalie Berangere Sapowicz.

Hope Solo saved all but one shot.

US Coach Pia Sundhage told the press, "I think France played very well. We lost our legs in the second half but then we picked it up."  Sundhage was referring to two critical sub-ins (Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe) who helped shift the tide in favor of Team USA. 

Photos of Keeper Hope Solo:
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • Hope Solo in France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final


More Photos from the USA vs. France Match:
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final

  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final
  • France v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 - Semi Final


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