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Judge allows Hope Solo to join USWNT training camp

The U.S. goalkeeper will be with the team at least until June 20, when her trial begins.

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The judge in Hope Solo's assault case has allowed the United States goalkeeper to join the team for training camp in Carson, CA, according to King 5. Solo was in Seattle for a pre-trial hearing when camp opened and had planned to join the U.S. team for Wednesday's training, which she will do, and she also received permission to miss next week's hearing so she can stay at camp.

Solo allegedly assaulted her nephew and his mother on June 21 and is facing two counts of misdemeanor assault for the altercation. Solo's attorney asked for the case to be thrown out at Tuesday's hearing, but the judge denied the request. It is the second time that the judge has refused to drop the charges, but the judge did order the two alleged victims to show up for a deposition.

Solo left Seattle on Tuesday and was set to join the team in California on Tuesday night. There, she will play with the team and train, as she has been doing ever since the incident on June 21. Some have questioned whether U.S. Soccer should allow Solo to play and train while facing assault charges, however the federation has maintained that she will continue to be a part of the American team while the legal process plays out.

While Solo was granted permission to join the team on Tuesday night and miss next week's hearing, the trial is scheduled to begin on January 20, five days before training camp ends. Barring an unexpected development, Solo will have to miss the end of training camp to be present at the trial.