Hope Solo is no longer a part of the United States women’s national team, but the former star goalie is still taking in this year’s World Cup.
The 37-year-old former USWNT star is taking in this afternoon’s U.S.-Thailand game from inside the stadium.
Solo is doing analyst work for BBC.
A photo of Solo watching from above is going viral on social media.
Hope Solo has that Jimmy Butler “I could smoke this squad with our third team” look. pic.twitter.com/uaw3hv9zIK
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 11, 2019
— Samantha Bender (@SamBenda) June 11, 2019
In the house working for BBC: Hope Solo pic.twitter.com/N8NpqoOX5P
— Rachel Bachman (@Bachscore) June 11, 2019
Solo had some harsh words for USA’s coach, Jill Ellis, ahead of this year’s World Cup.
“I don’t agree a lot with Jill Ellis, to be quite honest,” Solo said on BBC’s Football Daily podcast.
Solo added that Ellis is “not the leader I wish her to be. She relies heavily on her assistant coaches. She cracks under the pressure quite a bit. But oftentimes it doesn’t matter, because the quality of the players on the U.S. team is superb.”
The former star goalie’s USWNT career came to an end following the 2016 Olympics, when she called Sweden “a bunch of cowards.”
USA is currently leading Thailand, 3-0. The game is on FOX.