It looks like the United States Women’s National Team isn’t quiet done with Hope Solo just yet.
Grant Wahl broke the news today that Solo will be honored for reaching 200 caps during the USWNT friendly against Denmark later this month. She hit the milestone against France in the 2016 Olympics.
US Soccer to honor Hope Solo for reaching 200 caps at January 21 friendly against Denmark. Deserved. Will certainly be awkward. https://t.co/3FrNaMcAAn— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 11, 2018
After Solo’s comments following the US loss to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals and the 6 month ban it earned her, it seemed unlikely that she would be honored at all. But when the former number one in goal announced her candidacy for US Soccer president and successfully secured the necessary nominations to formally enter the race, the federation might have recalculated the math on keeping her iced out.
Interestingly enough, Solo reached 100 caps against the same opponent she faced in her 200th appearance. In July 2011 at the Women’s World Cup in Germany, Solo reached the mark in a 3-1 win over France.
Solo has not yet formally retired from international soccer, but it is difficult to see a path for her return to the team. She will likely end her career with 202 caps, 102 shutouts, and 152 wins for the United States.
There is no word as of yet on whether Solo will attend the ceremony.