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Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup: Hope Solo is Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s dream ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner

Hope Solo (Christof Koepsel / GETTY IMAGES)

What’s next for Hope Solo, the goalie for the United States’ World Cup soccer team after its loss Sunday to Japan in the championship game?

If Maksim Chmerkovskiy has his way, she’ll be competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” He was asked whom he’d choose for his partner at the recent ESPYs and said, via People:

“Hope Solo! Let’s do it! I want somebody hot, I want somebody exciting, somebody passionate, and I’ll do the rest.”

All righty then.

Might not be the worst idea in the world. Hines Ward, whose Pittsburgh Steelers lost in the Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers, won “DWTS” this spring.

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