08/30 14:06 CDT Solo decides to end her season with NWSL's Seattle Reign
Solo decides to end her season with NWSL's Seattle Reign
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
Goalkeeper Hope Solo has decided to end her season with the Seattle Reign of
the National Women's Soccer League.
The beleaguered goalkeeper, who was handed a six-month suspension and saw her
contract with U.S. Soccer terminated last week, announced her departure from
her professional club team in a statement Tuesday.
U.S. Soccer suspended Solo following disparaging comments she made about Sweden
during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, calling her opponents a "bunch of cowards"
for their defensive style of play during the quarterfinals.
Before a match last weekend against the Portland Thorns, the Reign announced
Solo was granted an indefinite personal leave.