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: