Solo Satisfied and Hope(ing) for Stability

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The goalkeeper for Reign FC, a new women's pro soccer team, was holding a news conference Thursday not on a playing field after a practice but in a downtown Seattle office, the first sign this was an unusual event.


The fact there were as many personal questions asked as soccer-related was another clue.


Such is life for Hope Solo.


The international spotlight has closely followed the Richland native everywhere — from winning Olympic gold medals to controversies all of kinds and, finally, back to her home state, where she will serve as the face of Seattle's team in the recently formed National Women's Soccer League.


Solo, looking confident and comfortable, reflected on a roller coaster 2012 in her first interview...

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