Hope Solo gives details of childhood revealing she was conceived during a conjugal visit

USA soccer star Hope Solo has been very candid in the media lately. Her comments about post-gold medal game partying and being twisted during a live appearance on The Today Show have brought her attention in the press recently. Solo has an autobiography coming out on August 14th entitled, “Solo: A Memoir of Hope”. The goalie shares vivid memories about her childhood including details of her father’s criminal past and multiple families. She even relays that she was conceived during a conjugal visit while her father was serving time.


Solo says her father was in and out of her life growing up. He had multiple families, fathered children with different women, and had them living in homes paid for by money he embezzled from a company where he worked. Solo described him as a con man and ladies man who “was unreliable at best and a criminal at worst.”

Solo described the process of divulging all her secrets as therapeutic, comparing it to having a childhood counselor.

“It was hard. I came to grips with a lot of difficulties that I’ve overcome,” Solo told NBC. “Each challenge kind of makes you who you are. It wasn’t always a good thing. I have my own struggles in my life because of the things I was forced to overcome. So it was hard, it was a reality check, for sure. But I am really happy I’ve done it.

If Team USA takes home gold in this summer’s Olympics, releasing the book two days after the games end could prove to be a cash cow.