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U.S. Soccer suspends goalkeeper Hope Solo for six months

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 20:11:31-04

CHICAGO, Ill. – U.S. Soccer has suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the Women’s National Team for six months.

The organization says the reason is because of her “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.”

Solo was previously suspended for 30 days in the beginning of 2015 for her conduct.

The most recent suspension is effective immediately.

“The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati.

Solo will not be eligible for selection to the U.S. Women’s National Team until February 2017.