Soccer

Solo decides to end her season with NWSL's Seattle Reign

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, United States goalie Hope Solo walks off the field at half time of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match against Mexico in Frisco, Texas. Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden, the Reign announced Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, United States goalie Hope Solo walks off the field at half time of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match against Mexico in Frisco, Texas. Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden, the Reign announced Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.