See the moment Hope Solo learned she was being terminated
Team USA goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) looks on before the game against France during the first round match at Estadio Mineirao.Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: John David Mercer, John David Mercer)SEATTLE – For the first time, we’re seeing the emotional moments right after goalkeeper Hope Solo learned she was being suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team.It comes as Solo has announced she will not return to the Seattle Reign this season.
Hope Solo Will Not Play for Seattle Reign for Remainder of 2016 Season
Goalkeeper Hope Solo announced Tuesday she won’t suit up for the Seattle Reign for the rest of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season.The 35-year-old released a statement on Twitter:pic.twitter.com/ogdYGQzniK — Hope Solo (@hopesolo) August 30, 2016The move comes after the United States Soccer Federation suspended Solo for six months and canceled her national team contract.The federation was upset after Solo said Sweden played like a “bunch of cowards” following the U.S. women’s national team’s defeat to the Swedes in the 2016 Summer Olympics, per the Los Angeles Times’ Kevin Baxter.
Suspended by national team, Hope Solo leaves NWSL team
Hope Solo has played for the NWSL’s Seattle Reign for four seasons.(Daniel Oliveira/EPA)A week after she was suspended from the U.S. national soccer team, Hope Solo on Tuesday left her pro team.Solo said she will skip the Seattle Reign’s final four regular season matches, leaving the National Women’s Soccer League club without arguably the world’s best goalkeeper for the playoff push.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo, suspended by the U.S. national team last week, said Tuesday she would not play again this season for the Seattle Reign, her club team in the National Women’s Soccer League.Solo was allowed to miss last weekend’s Reign game while on “personal leave.” On Tuesday she released a statement saying she would miss the final four games of the season as well.“Mentally, I am not there,” said Solo, who stopped short of calling her decision a retirement from soccer.
Last week, U.S. Soccer suspended Hope Solo from competing with the U.S. women’s national team for six months and terminated her contract.The goalie was punished for calling the Sweden’s national team “a bunch of cowards” after it bounced the U.S. women from the Olympics.U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati also indicated that Solo’s punishment took into account “past incidents” involving the goalie, likely hinting at her June 2014 domestic violence arrest.