Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hope Solo joins Sounders Women, W-League suddenly becomes relevant
Yet another world-renowned #18 goalie is coming home to play for the Sounders, as Hope Solo prepares to strap on the shin guards for the W-League Seattle Sounders Women. With the WPS in financial trouble and looking to miss the whole 2012 season, the W-League becomes the top flight for professional woman's soccer.
Solo is expected to play at least three of the team's seven home matches this year, surely giving the team's season-ticket numbers a boost. Solo will miss some time pulling national team duty at the London Olympics, but I doubt anyone local will begrudge her for it.