Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo has been reinstated by U.S. Soccer after a 30-day suspension from the national team. The former Washington Huskies standout is on the travel roster for the Algarve Cup, which starts March 4 in Portugal.
U.S. Soccer reinstates suspended keeper Solo
Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo has been reinstated by U.S. Soccer after a 30-day suspension from the national team. She is on the travel roster for the Algarve Cup, which starts March 4 in Portugal.
Solo, 33, is a former Washington Huskies standout. She was suspended by the U.S. Soccer Federation after her husband, Jerramy Stevens, a former Seahawks and Huskies tight end, was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of driving under the influence in a U.S. team van. Solo, in training camp at the time, was with Stevens when he was pulled over.
Solo was not charged by police but was suspended from the team Jan. 21.
A Kirkland Municipal Court judge dismissed misdemeanor domestic-violence charges against Solo on Jan. 13 after her attorney successfully argued the alleged victims had refused to be deposed by defense attorneys.
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The team was 1-1 in matches during Solo’s absence. U.S. Soccer said Saturday she was reinstated after a “formal review.”
Reign players Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux, who missed time because of injuries, also are on the Algarve Cup roster.
British police investigate more suspected racism
British police launched an investigation into further suspected racism involving fans of London team Chelsea.
Before Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match at Paris Saint-Germain, a black man was filmed being blocked from boarding a metro train by some Chelsea fans, who then chanted: “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
British Transport Police have launched an appeal for witnesses, saying men “believed to be Chelsea supporters returning from Paris by train, shouted racist chants” at London’s St. Pancras station on Wednesday night.
Chelsea has issued a public apology to the man targeted by fans in Paris, Souleymane S. But the victim, whose last name has not been revealed, has rejected Chelsea’s invitation to come to London to watch the second leg of the competition.
“I can’t get my head around being in a stadium at the moment,” he said.
70,205 see Sharks lose
Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled San Jose’s outdoor party with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks.
The game was played in front of a crowd of 70,205 at the home of the NFL San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
It was 57 degrees at game time, nearly double the average temperature for the league’s previous 14 outdoor games.
• Olympic skiing champion Matthias Mayer led an Austrian 1-2-3 finish in a World Cup downhill in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria.
The feat came two weeks after an Austrian failed to place in the top 10 of the men’s downhill at the world championships for the first time.
Meanwhile, Anna Fenninger of Austria won a women’s World Cup giant slalom in Maribor, Slovenia,
• In tennis, American Donald Young, 25, moved a step closer to his first ATP Tour title, beating Australian Bernard Tomic 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the Delray Beach Open semifinals in Florida. The unseeded Young will play fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in Sunday’s final.
• Top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania earned her second WTA title of the year by beating 17th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the Dubai Championships final.