United States' Hope Solo captures 2nd consecutive Golden Glove award

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Reuters

Hope Solo captured the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Glove award, presented to the tournament's best goalkeeper, for the second consecutive time.

Solo also won the Golden Glove in 2011, although the United States were defeated by Japan on penalties in the final.

The American star allowed three goals over the course of this year's tournament - two in the final against Japan.

Entering the final, Solo held a 513-minute shutout streak, the second-longest span in Women's World Cup history.

One of the most decorated players in modern history, Solo is a now a World Cup winner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time Gold Cup champion.

Arguably the best keeper in the modern era, Solo was named to the All-Star team for the second tournament in a row. The 33-year-old also won the Bronze Ball in 2011, awarded to the World Cup's third-best player.