Report: Hope Solo reinstated to U.S. women’s national team
After being suspended from the USWNT for 30 days, reports claim that Hope Solo will be reinstated by U.S. Soccer on Friday.
Solo, 33, was suspended after her husband Jerramy Stevens was pulled over for DUI on Jan. 21 while he was driving a team van during the U.S. national team’s January camp in Caliornia. Solo was the only passenger in the vehicle at the time police stopped her husband and arrested him.
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According to ESPN, Solo has complied to all of the conditions U.S. Soccer asked of her and is expected to be reinstated tomorrow, Feb. 20, when the 30-day suspension is officially up.
The report also claims that Solo must meet with USWNT head coach Jill Ellis and other officials before her return to the team is rubber-stamped. If she is reinstated tomorrow, it is assumed that Solo will travel with the USWNT to Portugal on Sunday as they play Norway on March 4 in the prestigious Algarve Cup tournament.
Solo’s presence back in net for a key tune up competition before the 2015 World Cup this June in Canada will provide the U.S. with a much-needed boost after two lackluster performances in recent friendlies. The USWNT lost 2-0 to France on Feb. 8 and beat England 1-0 on Feb. 13 with Ashlyn Harris in goal.
The incident involving Solo came just days after domestic violence charges were dropped against her by family members after an alleged altercation in 2014.