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Hope Solo’s attorney files motion to dismiss case against the USWNT goalkeeper

Olympic Gold Medalist Hope Solo Court Appearance - Kirkland, WA

Olympic Gold Medalist Hope Solo Court Appearance - Kirkland, WA

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The attorney for US women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo filed a motion on Thursday to have domestic violence charges stemming from a June altercation dropped.

Attorney Todd Maybrown filed his request in Kirkland, Washington, Municipal Court, claiming that the victims have been uncooperative in complying with court-ordered depositions.

Solo was charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault following an altercation with her half-sister and nephew at a party in June. In the altercation, Solo allegedly punched her 17-year-old nephew in the face, tackled the boy to the ground and turned her rage toward his mother, Solo’s half-sister, when she attempted to intervene. The nephew then broke a wooden broom over her head, according to statements given to authorities.

Solo’s trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 20, although Thursday’s motion puts any potential future court appearances in doubt.

Solo has been allowed by U.S. Soccer to continue playing throughout her ongoing legal proceedings and in September set the USWNT record for most shutouts in a career.
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