January 21, 2015
Solo suspended by U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - Trouble just seems to follow U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo around. Just days after a pending criminal case against her was dropped, Solo was suspended by U.S. Soccer for 30 days, following her husband's arrest on a DUI charge in California.
|Hope Solo is in trouble yet again as she has been suspended for 30 days by U.S. Soccer.
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Solo was a passenger in the car when her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens was stopped in Manhattan Beach, Calif. at 1:23 A.M. early Monday. The U.S. team is currently training in Carson, Calif., and U.S. Soccer did not specifically state the reason for the suspension.
As a result of the suspension, Solo has been released from training camp and will miss the USA's matches in Europe on Feb. 8 in France and Feb. 13 in England.
"During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates," said U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis. "We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."
Solo will be eligible for reinstatement to the team after the 30-day suspension, pending review and approval by U.S. Soccer and Ellis.
Solo's case for domestic violence was recently dropped in a Washington court. Despite the arrest last June, after an alleged fight with her half sister and nephew, Solo was allowed to continue playing for the U.S. team as it went through qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup. During that time, Solo was honored by U.S. Soccer for setting the all-time shutout record.