On Saturday (July 9), the U.S. women’s team beat South Africa 1-0. It was the 100th career shutout for Hope Solo, an achievement no goalkeeper in the world has matched.
Here are five oddities, curiosities, or (possibly) interesting facts about Solo and her stellar record as U.S. keeper:
Solo became the U.S. recordholder in shutouts on Sept. 13, 2014, when she earned No. 72, an 8-0 rout of Mexico. She had tied the previous record of 71, held Briana Scurry, three months earlier, with a 1-0 victory over France.
She also holds the U.S. records for appearances (197) and wins (151) by a keeper.
Her first shutout came in her first appearance with the U.S. team, on April 5, 2000. The Americans beat Iceland 8-0 in Davidson, N.C.
Solo was 18 and a freshman at the University of Washington. Her teammates in that game included Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Cindy Parlow, Tiffeny Milbrett, and Christie Pearce (who would become Christie Rampone).
South Africa was the 29th country she has held scoreless.
She has 10 shutouts against Canada and 10 against Mexico.