The complicated life of Hope Solo

The complicated life of Hope Solo
The weekly grind of "Dancing with the Stars" already is taking its toll on Hope Solo, but things are about to get more intense for the former Huskies goalkeeper.

Solo was among 30 soccer players called up Thursday by U.S. women's head coach Pia Sundhage for a Nov. 17 friendly against Sweden.

The team is slated for two weeks of training ahead of the match at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Assuming she gets through the next round on "Dancing with the Stars" - and that's a big assumption - that means two weeks of training with the team by day and rehearsing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy by night.

It won't be the first time Solo has juggled her dancing duties with her day job.

Before Week 2 of "Dancing with the Stars," Chmerkovskiy traveled with Solo to Portland to rehearse as she prepared for a friendly against Canada.

"To go from soccer training in the morning to rehearsals in the afternoon, it's very, very difficult," Solo said at the time.

On the show immediately following that friendly, Solo and Chmerkovskiy scored 19 points for their jive, performed to Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend." It was their lowest score of the season.

That might not bode well for Solo. She is among the bottom tier of dancers remaining on the show, along with Nancy Grace and David Arquette.

In recent weeks, Solo has appeared close to her breaking point, growing frustrated with the judges and letting her competitive nature get the best of her.

"I keep trying and trying and nothing is good enough," she said of the judges' scrutiny during Week 5.

"I don't think I can do this anymore."

During Week 6, she and Chmerkovskiy turned in what one judge called their "worst dance of the whole season."

On the flip side, the turn on the soccer pitch might boost her public image, which could translate to more votes on "Dancing with the Stars."

Meanwhile, as Solo's obligations to two teams mount, one obligation vanished Thursday when Women's Professional Soccer decided to terminate her franchise. The owner of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based magicJack had been accused by the league of violations ranging from "unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills."

Solo and Abby Wambach, the two biggest stars of the World Cup for the United States, were on the magicJack roster.

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