After years honing her craft on the pitch, this week Hope Solo made her debut analyzing the beautiful game for the Irish TV station RTE as part of their 2018 World Cup coverage.
Hope made her RTE premiere as part of a panel that also included pundit Richie Sadlier and former Irish footballer Keith Andrews along with host Peter Collins to break down the Round of 16 action between Brazil and Mexico.
Tune into @RTE2 at 2.30pm for live coverage of #BRA v #MEX.
Peter Collins will be joined by Keith Andrews, @RichieSadlier and, making her @RTEsport debut, @hopesolo #rtesoccer #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/CL3Ecp7PYX
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) July 2, 2018
— Shaun Mcdonnell (@thegenuinemacco) July 2, 2018
@hopesolo making the RTE pundits up their game, don't know are they impressed or intimidated
— Adrian Cronin (@j4kgalway) July 2, 2018
People surprised with hope solo as a pundit on rte world cup coverage
She has been brilliant knows her stuff won world cup with usa excellent knowledge of the game
So has steph roche
She has been excellent also
Because they get straight to the point and no b******* with them.
— BAZZA KEARNS (@richardkearns2) July 2, 2018
Great to hear a fresh voice on @RTEsoccer coverage of the games…
— John White (@john_FOCC) July 2, 2018
— Brian M (@brianfinn96) July 2, 2018
— Westmeath Gaa NY (@westmeathgfcusa) July 2, 2018
Hope then fired off some bold predictions for the next few rounds, forecasting a Brazil/France semifinal, whose winner may well win the World Cup.