Friday, August 22, 2008

Preparing for the Next Match Already?

Is Hope Solo preparing for the USA's next match already?? Not quite. The real question is: What happens when you play in a match that kicks off at 9 p.m., play overtime for a total of 120 minutes, partake in a Olympic gold medal celebration, barely get any sleep and then start doing a full day of media? You start cramping. Who knew answering questions about how great it is to win a gold medal and displaying your bling-bling countless times could be so grueling? Well, while this will be the only time Hope will ever take a 90-second time out to stretch at the NBC studios here in Beijing, soon enough her and her teammates will be getting limber when they begin their post-Olympic tour in the U.S. (looking for a good name for the tour people...any ideas?). The Fall tour gets underway with three games against Ireland on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Philadelphia at 8 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, and Wed., Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The last of these three games will be played on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Ticket information for all the matches is on Come be a part of the Olympic gold medal celebration! Fans can follow all the matches live on’s MatchTracker.


chris said...

We're so proud of the team and everyone's effort. What a fantastic win; you should be proud of your accomplishment (and we know you all are)!! Go WNT!!!

m said...

How about calling it the "Gold Chanpions' Tour"? Congratulations to every single one of you! See you in NJ on the 17th! Thank you for a great effort and bringing it home!
Irene and Mark
Long Island, NY

Boltgirl said...

I would call it the "Hey Brazil, Video This" Tour.

paparazzi_mama said...

Will there be more stops to the tour than already posted? Hope to see you girls in Oregon!

Anyway, loving the blog! And so proud of you all for keeping it up despite how tired you must be :)

Smitty said...


"Hope for America" Tour
"Golden Booties" Tour
"USNT Tour - no, its the team that actually wins tournaments"

and my favorite,
"What's that Brazil, we can't hear you because our gold medals are noisily clinking together" Tour

#18 Romano28 said...

Nice job ladies.

I'm a big fan of Hope and what a reflex. Great save!

I'm a goalkeeper too, so I love to see the saves Hope makes!!

sarah said...

tour of olympic champions
gold standard tour
bringin home the gold tour

truth said...

Pia's Parade of Champions