Solo: Let Women Play on Men's Teams

Solo: Let Women Play on Men's Teams

Hope Solo says female players should be allowed to play for men's teams and believes soccer will go on to become the most popular sport in the United States.

The Seattle Sounders goalkeeper, who has won over 100 caps for the United States women's team and claimed an Olympic gold medal in 2008, spoke exclusively to Goal.com at the Global Sports Forum in Barcelona.

And the 2011 Ballon d'Or nominee admitted she considered turning out for a men's side in 2003, when the US Women's Soccer League suspended operations.

"I thought about it [playing in a men's league] when our league folded," she said. "I thought about playing for a lower-division men's club team in Saint Louis.

"And I do believe I would have been able to take care of myself and handle my own if it was a lower division."

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