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Hope Solo to face domestic violence charges from 2014

Hope Solo’s domestic trial is back on after the prosecution won its appeal to have the dismissal of the case overturned.  The news was reported by Mark Fainaru-Wada for ESPNW.

Solo, the starting goalkeeper for the United States and Seattle Reign FC, was charged on two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence for a June 2014 incident involcing her half-sister and nephew.  The case was thrown out in January mostly because Solo’s relatives failed to appear for depositions.  The prosecution appealed the dismissal to a Washington state appeals court which overturned the decision Friday.

Solo’s attorney Todd Maybrown said he intends to appeal the new decision, according to comments obtained by Matt Pentz of the Seattle Times.

The case has been sent to Kirkland Municipal Court.  There was no word on a time table for a trial to begin.

Solo has not been officially disciplined by either team for her actions.  She missed two Reign matches.  The first was the day after her arrest.  She then backed up Haley Kopmeyer in the next game but the club never said the benching was directly related to the case.


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