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The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ 2011 Season 13 official cast announcement has been released and features USA women’s national team goalkeeper, Hope Solo.
Hope Solo has been partnered up with professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy and joins a great cast to compete in the 2011 edition of the hit US show Dancing With The Stars.
Since returning from the women’s World Cup, Hope Solo and the rest of the US women’s national team have been enjoying a higher level of support and recognition. Their successful World Cup campaign reached out to the nation and has gained many more supporters.
We all know Hope Solo as arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the World, who has achieved a fantastic domestic and International career to date.
It is going to be strange watching Hope Solo compete out of her comfort zone (without her goalkeeper gloves on)! However, with her ambitious and competitive spirit she is sure to be a great contender for Dancing with the Stars. The challenge suits her personality perfectly.
It’s great that a women’s soccer player has been invited on to a huge main stream programme that receives massive viewing figures. Another sign of the changes in attitudes and support for the women’s game and another way to raise the profile of the sport and the players.
Good luck to Hope Solo, keep up the great work!
The Season Premier is tonight (Monday 19th September 2011) and the first results show will be on Tuesday 20th September.
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