Hope Solo Deemed “Too Muscular” for Dancing with the Stars

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You may wonder why U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo was so whiny and complainy after being cut during the semi-final round of “Dancing with the Stars.” Her Q Rating suffered greatly as she came off as a sore loser. She told Anderson Cooper some of the reasons why.

“I was told I had too much muscle and I was too intense and wasn’t very dainty,” Solo told Cooper. “Well, hello–you cast a female professional athlete. Help me get better as a dancer.”

She makes some valid points. You can see her body’s muscle mass in the Body Issue. Or in this video game ad.

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Alex Morgan, USWNT Support Hope Solo on Dancing With The Stars

Hope Solo DWTS Pics, Alex Morgan Talks Newfound Stardom

U.S. Women’s soccer was the water cooler talk of the summer just like Michael Phelps was the trending topic of summer 2008. The World Cup runner-up squad became new media darlings. Especially true for the team’s best player Abby Wambach, and the two extremely photogenic athletes, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan.

Solo is doing ABC’s “Dancing with Stars.” See here new pics from the show after the jump.

(h/t to Terez Owens)

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Alex Morgan and Hope Solo Reunite for First Time After World Cup

As you can see from the photo, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo tweeted out today, the media darlings of U.S. Women’s soccer got together today for the first time since the World Cup. They attended a Seattle Sounders MLB soccer match at Qwest Stadium; and they were joined by Solo’s partner on “Dancing with the Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy (did I spell that right? I hope so)

You remember him? He was once rumored to be dating Erin Andrews. Lucky Bastard!

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Hope Solo Will officially do Dancing with the Stars

USA Goaltender Hope Solo to do Dancing with the Stars?

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You knew Team USA soccer was going to be rock stars after this World Cup run; or at least Hope Solo and Alex Morgan will be. Both of these very attractive women appeared on ESPN Sportscenter today to discuss a multitude of topics; including the possibility of Solo appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovsky said he admires the athleticism of soccer players in general. And he is specifically fond of Hope’s drive, work ethic and candor. He even said that she reminds him of himself.

So is she going to do it?

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