Hope Solo reinstated to USWNT after 30-day suspension, on Algarve Cup roster


U.S. Women’s National Team goalie Hope Solo was reinstated Saturday after serving a 30-game suspension and she is on the Algarve Cup roster.

Hope Solo and her husband Jerramy Stevens were arrested Jan. 21 because Stevens was drunk driving a USWNT van during training camp. Solo was a passenger in the vehicle and was then suspended by the team for 30-days following the arrest.

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Hope Solo’s suspension was lifted Saturday as head coach Jill Ellis named a 25-woman roster that will travel to the 2015 Algarve Cup in Portugal that included Solo.

According to the press release, “After a formal review by U.S. Soccer, Solo was reinstated to the squad after serving a 30-day suspension last month.”

Solo has missed two matches in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup, a 2-0 loss to France on Feb. 8 and a 1-0 win over England on Friday.

Backup goalie Ashlyn Harris has been in net during Solo’s suspension and it’s unclear who will play in the Algarve Cup.

Hope Solo became a breakout star in the 2011 World Cup when she won the Golden Glove Award that goes to the top goalie. She rose in popularity, appearing on talk shows, magazines, commercials, but in the past year she’s had some struggles. She had domestic violence charges thrown out shortly before her suspension after her half sister and nephew filed reports of an incident with Solo.

We’ll see if the 33-year-old Hope Solo can pick up where she left off in the last Women’s World Cup, and get the U.S. women the trophy in Canada for the first time since 1999.

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