Solo has apparently met the unspecified parameters put forth by U.S. Soccer and coach Jill Ellis in order to be reinstated. The U.S. goalkeeper was serving a 30-day suspension following a training-camp incident in which she was the passenger in a U.S. Soccer vehicle driven by her husband, Jerramy Stevens, who was arrested for driving under the influence.
Solo still has to meet with Ellis to complete the reinstatement process, according to the report.
Last month, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said it was possible that Solo could miss the 2015 Women’s World Cup due to suspension.
“Sure,” Gulati said when asked about the subject. “As I’ve said and Jill has said, we’ve asked her to do a number of things. She’s going to have to do those things and make progress in those areas. Look, that’s possible. We hope that’s not the case. We hope she’s making progress and joins the team. That’s certainly the goal – hers and ours.”
Solo said in a statement at the time of her suspension that she was sorry for her actions. The incident happened one week after two charges of domestic-violence assault against her were dismissed.
“I accept and respect the Federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me,” Solo said in a statement. “I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.”
The U.S. women leave for Portugal on Sunday for the Algarve Cup in early March. There they will play Norway, Switzerland and Iceland in the group stage.
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