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Authorities drop assault charges against Hope Solo

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 17: One - Zero 2017 speaker, American soccer player Hope Solo on stage at Croke Park on October 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images for One Zero)

Patrick Bolger

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former U.S. national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in 2014 after police said she assaulted two family members at a home in Kirkland, east of Seattle. The case was delayed by appeals.

KING-TV reports that city prosecutors dropped the charges Wednesday, saying the witnesses in the case wanted to move on with their lives and did not want to participate in a trial. An attorney for Kirkland, Melissa Osman, wrote in court documents that the circumstances were unlikely to be repeated.

The longtime national team goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist recently ran unsuccessfully for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. She has called for equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women’s team.