Monday, October 17, 2005

Hope Solo

While watching the U.S. women's soccer team play against Australia, I became interested in a certain detail of the game. No, it wasn't the relative advantages of the 4-4-2 formation vs. the 4-3-3, it was this nagging question: was U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo wearing makeup? It's a little hard to tell from this still image, but it looked to me like she was wearing eyeliner and possibly other makeup. A reasonable question might be, what difference does it make? It doesn't really matter, but it interests me that a soccer player, perhaps conscious that the game will be televised, might wear makeup on the field. Or maybe I'm imagining it, and she always looks like that.

Anyway, she made some very good saves to keep Australia from scoring and maintain the U.S. streak of not allowing a goal yet this year.


memer said...

"Hope Solo?!" Good god. You're kiddin, right? Man, doesn't get any more hollywood than that. First Alexi Lawless (which turned out to really be Lalas or something), now this. What's with the US soccer teams and the hollywood names?

Anyway, whatever. Can't tell if she's wearin makeup in that shot. She's a babe, tho. I will refrain from uttering any cheesy jokes about "scoring."

Rachael said...

What a great name!

She looks like your typical Californian soccer player.

Six Years Late said...

I bet her dad was gutted when junior solo entered the world. It's a.................'girl'. Damn, I'd better take that Millennium Falcon back.

Simona-Marie said...

Hope pretty much always looks like that. Actually she has taken it down a notch, since the WUSA. She used to have really long hair and wear lots of make up. I think her time in France helped.