Hope Solo Suspended for 30 Days from US National Team
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days.
The U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension, announced Wednesday night.
It follows the arrest of her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was in the car when Stevens was pulled over in Manhattan Beach, California, about 1:30 a.m. Monday for driving without headlights.
Solo was not arrested or detained. She was in Southern California for training camp with the U.S. national team. The team is preparing for the World Cup starting in June.
She was released from camp and will not accompany the team to matches next month in Europe.
Last week, a judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Solo.
The US Soccor Team Press Statement:
CHICAGO (Jan. 21, 2015) – U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. Women’s National Team for 30 days. The suspension is effective immediately.
The suspension stems from an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp being held in Carson, California.
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.