U.S. Soccer suspends goalkeeper Hope Solo 30 days

January 21, 2015

American star goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. Women's National Team for 30 days by U.S. Soccer following a recent incident in Los Angeles.  The suspension will be effective immediately according to a release issued today by the organization.

The incident allegedly involved a DUI with Solo's husband, with Solo reportedly acting in a belligerent manner toward the officers.  Although Solo was not arrested and allegedly was a mere passenger in the car, U.S. Soccer somehow deemed her actions to be worthy of suspension.

"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."

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.  Solo had been training at the current WNT camp being held in Carson, California.

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 has had her share of controversy, including a recent criminal court case in Washington.  She was not convicted in that matter.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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