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Hope Solo will face domestic violence charges again after appeals court reverses decision

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Hope Solo will be subject to domestic violence charges again. A Washington state appeals court overturned a lower court's decision to dismiss the case against her which alleged that she beat up her nephew and half-sister so she is one again facing charges for the incident.

Solo was charged with two counts of fourth degree domestic violence in the wake of the June 2014 incident with her two family members. The case never made it to trial because the judge dismissed the charges on procedural grounds in January. City prosecutors appealed the decision, which is what brought it to the appeals court, and on Friday they ruled that the case should go back to trial.

There is no word yet on when the new trial will be held. The state court's release only said, "The court reverses the decision of the lower court and remands the case to the Kirkland (Washington) Municipal Court."

Solo has maintained her innocence throughout the process. She claimed that she was the victim in the entire incident.

Solo was never disciplined by U.S. Soccer for the incident or charges. The federation opted to let the legal process play out and Solo was allowed to train and play with the national team in the months that she was facing charges. The goalkeeper was eventually suspended by U.S. Soccer in late January, but that was for a separate incident at the team's training camp. She was reinstated after 30 days and started every match as the United States won the 2015 Women's World Cup this summer.