Hope Solo will be allowed to continue training and will be eligible for selection while the legal process surrounding her recent arrest is allowed to take its course, the Seattle Reign announced through their Facebook page on Thursday. Solo was charged with assaulting her sister and nephew, but released without bail ahead of her Aug. 11 pre-trial hearing.
This investigation, which has included multiple conversations with Hope, made it clear that there are differing perspectives on the events that led up to Hope's arrest. As such, we feel it is fair and prudent to await the outcome of the legal process before making a final judgment about the incident.
That being said, it should be understood that we hold all of our players, coaches, and employees to the highest ethical and moral standard. In the event any Seattle Reign FC player is convicted of a serious crime the consequences will be significant and swift.
The team went on to say that they hope Solo will be cleared of all wrongdoing and that have been proud to haver her as a member of the team.
Just moments earlier, Solo issued her own apology via Facebook.
I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed.
I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.
The Reign, who currently sit atop the NWSL Standings with an 11-0-2 record, next play on Saturday at home against the Western New York Flash.
Considering the NWSL championship game is on Aug. 31 and the trial possibly won't have even really started by then, it's entirely possible that nothing will be settled before the end of the season.