Hope Solo Signs as New Ambassador for Seiko Watches
BRIERLEY HILL, England, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Star of US National Team Becomes Ambassador for Top Watchmaker
One of the world’s most popular brands of watches, the Tokyo- based company of Seiko
Watches, has added Hope Solo, the goalkeeper of the USA women’s soccer team to its growing
list of ambassadors. Solo is considered to be one of the best players in the female sport.
The 30-year-old, Washington state born ‘keeper current plays for local side Seattle
Sounders Women as part of the W-League but has also played for a number of teams in
Solo has enjoyed great success within her sport including the award of Golden Glove at
last year’s World Cup. Her international career began in April 2000. By 2007 she was the
starting goalkeeper for her national side in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The team
reached the semi finals before losing against Brazil. She returned to international
competition during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing when she helped the US avenge the
previous defeat, beating Brazil 1-0 in the final game and gaining a gold medal.
The star keeper also took part in the 2011 Women’s World Cup in spite of a shoulder
injury that had side-lined her during much of the qualification process. She claimed her
hundredth international cap during the semi-final win over France before eventually losing
to Japan during a penalty shootout.
The new Seiko Watches ambassador has also made a name for herself outside of women’s
soccer taking part in the TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The programme is a remake of
the popular UK show Strictly Come Dancing. The Seiko Watches
[http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/seiko-watches.htm ] fan stayed in the elimination based
series for 9 weeks of its 10 week run substantially improving her name recognition amongst
Solo joins her fellow American, the L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan, as an ambassador
of the Japanese timepiece brand. It has not yet been announced when her own watches will
launch, but the sportswoman is expected to be used in support of the wider Sportura range
from autumn 2012. The Hope Solo special edition watches [http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk ]
are anticipated to be available at retailers including The Watch Hut (
http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk) shortly after release.
Note to editors
1. The Watch Hut is an online trading arm of DM London Ltd, specialising in designer
and fashion watches. The site has been active since 2005 and has become one of the leading
names in online watch retail in the United Kingdom. The site is an authorised distributor
for all of the items its offers for sale meaning buyers obtain a genuine, manufacturer
guaranteed product every time.
2. Seiko Watches were established in 1881 in Tokyo, Japan. It became the first company
in the world to offer a commercially available quartz watch in 1969. Today it is one of
the leading manufacturers of watches featuring quartz movements.
SOURCE The Watch Hut