Soccer star Hope Solo opens up about miscarrying twins

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Hope Solo has revealed she almost died after suffering a devastating miscarriage last year, right before she flew to Florida to deliver an eviscerating speech at the US Soccer election.

The 37-year-old former goalkeeper of the U.S Women’s National Soccer Team told Elle that she was trying to start a family for a long time before she got pregnant and then miscarried.

Week - Loss - Hope - Lot - Pain

A week after the loss, Hope was still in a lot of pain and learned she had been pregnant with twins. One was ectopic, meaning the fetus developed outside the uterus.

'The doctor said I was hours from dying. They ended up having to remove my fallopian tube,' said Hope, who has since started IVF.

Soccer - Star - President - USSF - Time

The soccer star was running for president of the USSF at the time and flew to Orlando, Florida, just days after the procedure to give her election speech.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Champion explained that she didn't expect to win the position, which is unpaid. 'But I knew my voice was important.'

Platform - Election - President - Sunil - Gulati

She used her platform during the election to replace the outgoing president Sunil Gulati to air her grievances with the establishment and slam USSF vice-president Carlos Cordeiro, who went on to win the election.

'A vote for [the establishment candidates] is a vote for the status quo: disunity, discord, and more failure,' she said.

Hope - Figure - US - Soccer - Polarizing

Hope is a controversial figure in US soccer, and she admitted that she thinks she is 'pretty polarizing.'

She has twice been suspended by the US team for angry outbursts, most recently after they lost to the Swedish team in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Athlete - Media - Firestorm - Team - 'a

The athlete started a social media firestorm when she said the Swedish team played like 'a bunch of cowards.'

Although she went on to elaborate that she meant they had...
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