, whose suspension from the U.S. women's national team ends Feb. 22, told
"60 Minutes Sports" she wants a chance
to make a comeback on the national team for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.
“Nobody beat me physically," she said. "And for me not to have the opportunity to see if
there’s another goalkeeper better than me, that doesn’t seem right.”
Solo, 35, is recovering from replacement surgery on her right shoulder last year -- a titanium rod
was inserted from her shoulder to her elbow -- and unable to currently play. She said she has not heard back from U.S. Soccer since the suspension that followed her "cowards" comments about
Sweden's defensive play made at the Rio Olympics.
U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis
said said the decision by U.S. Soccer to terminate Solo's contract and suspend her for six
months wasn't "simply a decision made about comments, it was based on the sum total of actions that have unfortunately shone a negative light on our program."
Solo insisted she should not
have been dropped.
“I never thought you could get fired for being a poor sport,” she said. “I was a poor sport. We had just lost the Olympics. We’re supposed to be
the No. 1 team in the world. It’s OK to be passionate. It’s OK to hurt.”