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Hope Solo's World Cup dream is still alive

If reinstated, Solo could join the U.S. National Team for the Algarve Cup in March.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Reign Goalkeeper Hope Solo is expected to rejoin the U.S. Women's National Team when her 30-day suspension ends on Friday, according to

Solo was suspended after coaches learned that her husband, Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for driving a U.S. Soccer van under the influence while the team was a training camp in California. Solo was a passenger at the time of the arrest.

While ESPN's sources indicate that Solo met all the conditions laid out for her during the suspension, the reinstatement decision lies with coach Jill Ellis and other U.S. Soccer officials. Last month, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said it was possible for Solo to miss the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

If reinstated, Solo could join the national team for the Algarve Cup in March, a tournament that provides a key opportunity to build team cohesion and momentum leading up to the World Cup in June. The U.S. kicks off the Algarve Cup on March 4 when they face Norway, a team ranked 12th in the world by FIFA. They also play Switzerland and Iceland (ranked 19 and 20) in the group stage.

Ashlyn Harris started the last two matches while Solo was suspended, netting a 2-0 loss to France and a 1-0 win over England.

Solo's status with the Seattle Reign has remained unchanged as her club has stated that they did not feel further punishment was necessary.

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