Imagine it: Hope Solo, British sports star. The tabloids would love her. Outspoken. Charismatic. Photogenic. Reality-TV star. Unapologetic tweeter.
It just might happen. With prospects uncertain for a major U.S. women's soccer league, members of the Olympic team will be considering whether to play overseas. The leagues in Sweden, Germany, Japan and France are more developed, but Solo could see herself back in the UK.
"It's not necessarily about the play, it's about bringing the game to a whole different level globally, the women's game," she said. "So I would think about staying right here in England and helping build the sport here, the beautiful game where the game has such a rich history, yet the women's game is lacking."
— Joseph White — Twitter http://twitter.com/JGWhiteAP
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