via US Soccer
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.
* Its not specified but one has to believe that the latest newsmaking story is what this is about. Hope and her husband were pulled over this last weekend, he was stopped under the suspicion of driving under the influence and caught a DUI arrest. According to TMZ’s report, Hope was “acting belligerent” in the car, pulled out her cell phone to video the police officers, and even dropped a “do you know who we are?” blast on the coppers.
Hope Solo’s Husband BUSTED FOR DUI ‘Don’t You Know Who We Are?’ – TMZ
As the saying goes to anyone who asks that anywhere: If you have to ask if someone “knows who you are,” they either don’t know who you are OR they know who you are and they don’t give a f—!
Thats never a good look.
You gotta believe that this is not necessarily a suspension for this one incident. It must be a bts situation where they told her to clean it up after the drama that happened a few months ago with her and the sister and the nephew and then that was followed by getting caught up in the fappening (even though thats not her fault or anyones really) but its still “drama” and a distraction that you don’t want.
I can’t imagine that we wanted to suspend Hope, you know, since there is this whole WWC thing happening in a few months. You kind of want your 1st team keeper out there with the squad training. But, this is just the wrong climate to be an athlete that keeps effing up. Especially some domestic situations and DUI situations… just not a good look. Hopefully she gets it together or this is all just some big misunderstanding.