Solo Ready to Fight Zika

As the only male or female goalkeeper to record 100 career shutouts in international play, it's no secret that Hope Solo is known for her defense -- and it turns out that reputation is true off the pitch as well.

Solo claimed in February that she wasn't planning to go to the Olympics due to concerns about the Zika virus in Brazil. But in May, she "reluctantly" agreed to make the trip, citing the possibility of becoming the first women's team to win a World Cup and Olympic tournament in consecutive years as being too tempting.

Still, it's clear that she still views the virus as no laughing matter. In this pair of tweets she put out on Thursday, Solo showed the world exactly how serious she is about fighting off the virus:



Needless to say, Solo is all business; she even told CNBC, "I'm not sure I'm even going to be leaving the hotel room outside of practice." Fortunately, if her immune system's defense skills resemble her soccer performances in any way, the two-time defending FIFA World Cup Golden Glove winner as the tournament's top goalie should be in good shape.

Solo, who has started at goalkeeper for each of the USWNT's past two gold medal runs in 2008 and 2012, will join the team for its final pre-tournament friendly on Friday night against Costa Rica. The No. 1 ranked squad, which holds a 13-0-1 record in 2016 with a ridiculous 48 to 4 goal differential, begins Olympic competition with an August 3 pool play match against New Zealand.

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