Hope Solo Saves U.S. in Olympic Soccer Final

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U.S. soccer all-star Hope Solo gets a lot of press for her off-field antics and comments, but the goaltender always performs when it counts.

The U.S. won the women's soccer gold medal and would not have done so without the best goalie on the planet - just ask Solo's teammates.

"You can't go without saying that Hope saved the day," U.S. forward Abby Wambach said. "Literally. Five times." Here's one of those times:

All the interviews, candid remarks and Twitter rants against Brandi Chastain can't take away from the fact that Hope saved the Americans yesterday.

Carli Lloyd scored early in both halves, putting America up 2-0. But Japan closed to within 2-1, and had a chance to tie in the waning moments.

Hope shut the door on them, though, as she has countless times before in her career. Watch her last, and best, save of the match right here:

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Hope is the best female goalkeeper the world has ever seen. Yes she is opinionated but she backs it up with performances time after time on the field. She had an outstanding game against Japan and secured us the gold medal, she did the same against Marta in 2008 and also won us the gold medal.
@jay -In the Canada game, nobody could have saved those goals, our defense let us down on several occasions but Hope couldn't have done anything differently - Sinclair is a world class striker.
@Toby - you just come off looking jealous and bitter, she is a top female athlete that is trying to grow the game of soccer and take it into the mainstream, whether you like it or not she is a role model to millions of young girls and deserves her book to be out there and for her to tell her story to hopefully inspire them in their lives.

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Yeah in the Canada vs USA semi she couldnt even stop a fly....she is somewhat pretty till she opens her mouth. !!

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Now she can go on skanking it up, writing dumb books and sounding stupid. Typical athlete.

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