U.S. women's keeper Solo suspended by federation

Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:43pm EST
 
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(Reuters) - United States women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for 30 days by U.S Soccer following an incident during a training camp.

Solo's husband, former Seattle Seahawks NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles in the early hours of Monday morning.

Media reports stated Solo was in the car but was not cited in the incident by Manhattan Beach police officials.

"The suspension stems from an incident that occurred during the current WNT (Women's National Team) training camp being held in Carson, California," U.S. Soccer said in a statement.

Solo has been released from the camp and will miss friendly matches in France on Feb. 8 and England five days later.

"During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her team mates," head coach Jill Ellis added in a statement.

"We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."

Solo responded on social media, saying she accepted the decision.

"I apologise for disappointing my team mates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me," she said on her verified Twitter account on Wednesday.   Continued...

 
May 8, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; United States goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) looks to make a save during the second half against Canada at Investors Group Field. Canada and USA played to a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports