The Reign and U.S. Women’s soccer goalkeeper loses her bid to have a 2014 domestic violence case thrown out of court, according to reports.
Hope Solo, the record-setting goalkeeper for the Reign and the U.S. women’s soccer team, has lost her bid to have a two-year domestic violence case thrown out of court, setting the stage for a trial in Washington state, according to multiple media reports.
No trial date has been set and Solo, a former UW star, can appeal Wednesday’s decision to the state Supreme Court.
The U.S. women’s team, and Solo, are scheduled to defend their Olympic soccer title in August in Brazil.
A spokeswoman for Solo did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Most Read Sports Stories
- Ex-WSU coach Nick Rolovich plans to sue university over his dismissal
- Seahawks claim former UW QB Jacob Eason off waivers
- With Nick Rolovich gone, remaining WSU football coaches, along with players and fans, try to move forward
- WSU football coaching candidates: Names to watch as Cougars begin search to replace Nick Rolovich
- Seahawks mailbag: Answering your questions about Carlos Dunlap, the running game and DK Metcalf
Solo, 34, allegedly assaulted her nephew and half-sister in 2014 and was charged with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence. The case was dismissed on procedural grounds in January 2015 after prosecution witnesses ignored a court order and refused to be interviewed by defense attorneys.
Prosecutors for the city of Kirkland appealed that decision, and the charges were reinstated in October. Solo responded with a discretionary review of the decision to reinstate charges, alleging government misconduct in how the case was handled. That request was denied by the state appeals court.
Solo has made more appearances and won more games than any goalkeeper in the history of the U.S. women’s national team. She was voted outstanding goalie in last year’s Women’s World Cup, which the U.S. won.
• UW’s Jax Thoirs placed fifth in the pole vault at 17 feet, 10½ inches at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. Thoirs earned his fourth career first-team All-America honor. Izaic Yorks placed second in the 1,500 semifinals in 3:40.87 and will run in the final Friday.
• Seattle Pacific senior Maria Hundley, a winner of two national gymnastics championships in April, was named the Women’s Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division II in the at-large division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
• Seattle U’s Zach Wolf has been selected to the Louisville Slugger freshman All-America team as selected by Collegiate Baseball.