Hope Solo Suspended from U.S. Soccer Team for 30 Days
Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women’s national soccer team for 30 days.
The suspension comes following an incident during the current WNT training camp in Carson, California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Solo’s husband, former Seattle Seahawk Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Monday. The goalkeeper was in the passenger seat at the time and reportedly acted belligerent, according to TMZ.
Though Solo, 33, was not arrested or detained herself, U.S. Soccer elected to discipline her.
“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,” coach Jill Ellis said in a statement. “We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team.”
“I accept and respect the Federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me,” Solo wrote on Facebook.
“I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.”