(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Hope Solo is kicking off her cleats for some dancing shoes.

It's making her about as nervous as a World Cup final.

The U.S. goalkeeper and international soccer icon will debut on the newest season of ''Dancing With the Stars'' on Monday night, joining NBA star Ron Artest as the latest athletes to try the foxtrot, two-step and Viennese waltz in front of millions of viewers.

Solo thinks U.S. teammate Lauren Cheney should have been picked for the show. That may be true, but Solo is the one fast becoming a pop culture icon.