In the build-up to the World Cup, RTÉ announced an all-star panel of experienced and fresh-faced pundits to guide viewers through all the goings-on in Russia this summer.
The list included the name of Hope Solo, a former U.S. Women’s international goalkeeper who in recent years has had some issues with the law (more of that explained here).
However, a fortnight after the announcement of RTÉ’s line-up, and six days into the tournament, Solo has yet to make an appearance on-screen. Viewers have already seen contributions from a whole host of names including Eamon Dunphy, Damien Duff, Didi Hamann and Stephanie Roche to name but a few and fans on Twitter are starting to wonder if Solo is ever going to show up…
@RTEsoccer when is hope solo gonna be on RTÉ?
— Seán O’Sullivan ???????? (@sean_osull00) June 18, 2018
when is Hope Solo going to be on RTE’s WC panel ? fed up with Dunphy and Brady.
— Srupsman (@VodkaSrups) June 19, 2018
— Conor (@conorbracken7) June 19, 2018
@hopesolo When do you make your debut in the fiery pit of RTÉ, Hope?
— Paul Neilan (@pjnellbone) June 18, 2018
Lads when is Hope Solo in the RTÉ studio and will she be on the same time as Eamo? That’s literally all I care about this #WorldCup
— Dave Kilkelly (@DavesRaves_) June 18, 2018
Where’s Hope Solo on RTE?
— Gerard???????????????? (@batlad6662814) June 16, 2018
— Johnny Foran (@Johnny_foran) June 16, 2018
@hopesolo Which games are you covering with RTE?
— Ronan Brennan (@brennanro) June 15, 2018
Guess you could say RTÉ’s World Cup coverage has been Hopeless so far. With just under a month to go in the tournament, we’re sure she’ll will make an appearance eventually. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with Dunphy et al.