At the ESPY Awards this past week, Maks told People Magazine he wants American Soccer goalkeeper, Hope Solo, to dance on Dancing With The Stars. So much so, Maks has been pleading with her to do it. He even has some advise for her which you can read below.
“Hope Solo!” Chmerkovskiy, 31, exclaimed to PEOPLE at Wednesday’s 2011 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles when asked to name his dream partner for next season. “Let’s do it! I want somebody hot, I want somebody exciting, somebody passionate, and I’ll do the rest.”
Solo, 29, has led the Americans into the World Cup final against Japan. And Chmerkovskiy is hooked. “I’m watching every second of it,” he says of the tournament, which is being held in Germany.
And where do the Ukranian-born dancer’s allegiances lie? “Let’s set the record straight. I’ve been a U.S. citizen for 15 years,” he says. “That’s my team, and it always has been!”
As the U.S. gears up for Sunday’s final, Chmerkovskiy has some advice that could apply both to the pitch and the dance floor. “You better win the whole thing, just please,” he says. “Knock it out, don’t start slow and then have to catch up like we always seem to do. Just kill it in the first half, be done with it, and then cruise control over the rest of the game.”
And his personal message for Solo? “I’m waiting,” he says. “And please don’t hurt your legs.”
Wow, she’s beautiful! I love her intense eyes. I think this would definitely be a cool match up. They look good together. What do you think?
Heidi’s Note: Of course, people on twitter are assuming it’s a done deal that she will be on the show and be Maks’ partner, including Steve Weismann from ESPN. Normally, I would say they were all being idiots – just because Maks wants it doesn’t mean it happens. That should be very obvious by now. HOWEVER, considering the comments Maks has made about “special arrangements” and deciding to come back after apparently planning to take a season off, I have to wonder if Maks is dropping lots of hints about his actual partner. Of course, knowing Maks all the comments could amount to exactly nothing. I also think back to all the claims that Landon Donovan was a “done deal” to be on DWTS after his showing in the world cup.