Hope Solo suspended for 30 days by federation

Hope Solo suspended for 30 days by federation

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days.

“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 in a prepared statement. “We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”

The 33-year-old goalkeeper has been released from training camp and will miss the National Team’s upcoming matches in Europe.

Solo will be eligible for reinstatement after 30 days, pending review and approval by U.S. Soccer and Ellis.

While U.S. Soccer did not elaborate on the incident that led to Solo’s suspension, Solo did make the news earlier this week when her husband was arrested for drunk driving in Carson, Calif. Solo, who was a passenger in the car, reportedly acted belligerent toward police.

The suspension also comes just eight days after a Kirkland, Wash. judge dismissed the domestic violence charges against Solo.

Before the case was dismissed, Solo was scheduled to stand trial this month on two counts of fourth-degree assault after a June incident where she was accused of assaulting her sister and nephew.