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Goalkeeping no joke for Hope Solo

Updated: August 23, 2013, 7:28 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

U.S women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo may have grown up in a family of sports fanatics, but she didn't dream of blocking shots until she went all-in during a joke at club practice one day.

The youngest of four kids, Solo was introduced to a wide range of sports when growing up in Richland, Wash. From roller hockey to gymnastics to basketball, she was always in on the action with the big kids, even when she was younger.

"All I did was play sports with ...

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