There was a strong reaction to Hope Solo's RTE punditry debut 1 year ago

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.

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.

The reaction to Solo's debut on RTE was mostly one of surprise.