There was a strong reaction to Hope Solo's RTE punditry debut
The American goalkeeper made her first appearance on Irish TV on Monday afternoon.
Hope Solo made her punditry debut for RTE on coverage of the World Cup knockout game between Brazil and Mexico. Solo was the goalkeeper for the United States' women's national team between 2000 and 2016, when she won 202 caps, the World Cup and two Olympic gold medals.
The former 'keeper appeared alongside ex-Republic of Ireland internationals Richie Sadlier and Keith Andrews on the show, which was presented by Peter Collins.
"I would curb this type of crap" https://t.co/BMjX9kT7DI
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) July 2, 2018
Solo is also set to feature on RTE's coverage of Switzerland versus Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, and she made an impression on viewers watching at home during the Brazil match. The 36-year-old is one of the most famous football figures to appear on RTE's coverage.
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) July 2, 2018
The reaction to Solo's debut on RTE was mostly one of surprise.
Hope Solo talking more sense in 5 minutes than Eamon Dunphy has in 10 years
— Jack (@LoungeActJack) July 2, 2018
— Eimear Coamhánach (@eimzcaomhanach) July 2, 2018
Hope Solo is on the Irish pundit panel. 😳
— Paul (@irishcule) July 2, 2018
— Shaun Mcdonnell (@thegenuinemacco) July 2, 2018
— Shane Morrison (@ShaneMorrison19) July 2, 2018
— Ger Breslin (@jeebreslin) July 2, 2018
Well I’ll be damned! My former employers RTÉ have snared #USWNT legend Hope Solo to join their studio analysis team for #BRAvMEX today. Great to see. Hope the Irish audience enjoy her unique perspective. @RTEsoccer https://t.co/IKRovoOMrr
— Shane Murray (@SMurrayMedia) July 2, 2018
Hope Solo is the only one on RTÉ today who knows what she’s talking about. #WorldCup
— Ger Tuohy (@Regyouth) July 2, 2018
— Danny Slevin (@Brannmanndan) July 2, 2018