Scoring high on gender equality in sports with Hope Solo

David Graver, Bill McCuddy, Hope Solo

For this episode of The Accutron Show, our hosts talk to a true champion, Hope Solo, former goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2016, World Cup champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Hope talks about the challenges of being a goalkeeper, the women's soccer scene in the U.S. today, and her charitable projects.

Episode Highlights:

6:25 The World Cup is the biggest cup you can possibily win in your sport. The Olympics you feel like you are representing America, you feel so patriotic and you play for your country.

19:44 I was the first athlete to file against my employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation under the Equal Pay Right in Title VII and to this day I am the only athlete that has an ongoing case in Federal Court. I wish I did it earlier. I didn't know my rights. That's why educating ourselves is the key.

29:00 My father was homeless growing up, he lived on the streets of Seattle. To see the work of Street Soccer USA was inspiring, it changes lives, so I committed to it since the very moment I relalized how important it is what they are doing.

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