Published August 30, 2016
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.