As she begins her 31st year, Hope Solo continues to get better.
Virtually an ever-present for the U.S. Women's National team during the past eight years, Solo has provided a reassuring presence in goal for the best national side in the world.
As the premier player at a position usually staffed by a woman that cannot play any other position, Solo can dominate games by herself when she is fit and has saved the United States many times before.
During her long career with the national team, she has made some fantastic saves and acrobatic plays reminiscent of the men who play the position.
Unfortunately, because the women's game is not broadcast as much as that of the men, there do not exist many good clips of Solo's saves. Nevertheless, with a little patience, you can see some of her finest work for her country.