U.S. Soccer Stars Partner With Chicago Marathon
They'll be the face of a charity around the Chicago Marathon
United States' Abby Wambach (left) and United States goalkeeper Hope Solo celebrate winning the the quarterfinal match between Brazil and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, on July 10, 2011.
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 Updated at 2:24 PM CDT
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team couldn’t stop Japan in the World Cup Finals, but that’s not stopping their stars from rising here at home.
Local fans will get a chance to see three of the players this fall at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan signed a marketing deal to serve as spokeswomen for a charitable program around the Oct. 9 marathon. The program will be introduced sometime this summer and will culminate on race day, according to marathon directors.
“There’s going to be such a tremendous spirit of camaraderie," said U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo in a statement. "It’s going to be a great weekend.”