On Tuesday, U.S. Women's Soccer goal keeper, Hope Solo joined Piers Morgan for a feisty and compelling interview. The newly minted gold medal Olympian spoke about the public's impression of her "I have a bad rap," Solo noted. "People look at me as selfish, outspoken. But I know who I am."
In 2007, Solo was embroiled in controversy after openly criticizing U.S. Women's soccer coach Greg Ryan after the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. And most recently, she set the Twitterverse afire by sending out a harsh tweet criticizing Olympic soccer commentator Brandi Chastain for her negative commentary during the 2012 London games.
"I don't expect any of the media to be positive," explained Solo. "But I know that I'm doing wonderful things for the sport of soccer and I know I'm doing amazing things for female athletes. So I can take it."
Solo also talked to Morgan about the inspiration for writing her memoir, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope". "I knew for a I knew for a long time I would write a book," said Solo. "I knew for a long time my story was compelling."
"My life is a beautiful struggle... And I'm happy of everything I've been through. I'm strong and everything has made me who I am. So I'm not shy about it. And for the first time, I get to come out and tell my story."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Solo talks about her challenges and inspirations on and off the soccer field.
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