The United States has suspended Hope Solo for 30 days. U.S. Soccer did not specify why Solo had been suspended, but women's team manager Jill Ellis said it was because she "made a poor decision" while at training camp.
Solo has been with the U.S. at training camp for the last week and on Monday, she was in the passenger's seat when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for driving under the influence. According to TMZ, upon being pulled over she was "acting belligerent" in the car and was nearly arrested herself. That would appear to be the rest for the suspension, but that has not been confirmed.
"During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates," Ellis said in a statement. "We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."
U.S. Soccer went on to say that Solo would not be automatically reinstated to the team after 30 days. Instead, she will be eligible for reinstatement, but U.S. Soccer will review her situation before deciding.
The incident is especially concerning for Solo and U.S. Soccer because the goalkeeper just had domestic violence charges dropped last week. U.S. Soccer chose not to suspend her for the alleged domestic violence, citing their own investigation and wanting the legal process to play out, but they have taken action now.
Solo will now miss the remainder of training camp, as well a friendly against France On February 8, and another against England five days later. If she is reinstated after 30 days, she will be back in the team by the Algarve Cup, which begins in March.