The last few years have seen U.S. Soccer star goalie Hope Solo have some issues with the police and with her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens. On Wednesday though, a new incident caused Solo to be suspended from the U.S. women’s national team for 30 days as U.S. Soccer cited an incident during training camp but wouldn’t get into any further details. [lead image via Getty Sports / Mitchell Leff]
The biggest problem probably came from the fact that the team found out about the incident from TMZ and not from Solo herself. There was also a Monday morning arrest of Stevens from suspicion of DUI where Solo was a passenger in his car. There are a lot of things that Solo needs to get straightened out before she can come back to the team.
The incident with Stevens is troubling but it would appear from Solo’s comments on Twitter that she is going to take the time off to help herself. “I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.” The World Cup begins in June and the U.S. needs Solo to be in goal. Hopefully the 30 days off ends up being a positive.
Hope Solo posted the following response on her Facebook page last night: