Also in today’s roundup, Solo assault charges dismissed after four years and NWSL injury report released ahead of weekend games
The International Champions Cup announced today that Olympique Lyon, who just won their fifth UEFA Champions League title yesterday, will compete in the inaugural ICC Women’s Tournament this July in Miami.
Lyon, a team that was not originally scheduled to compete in the tournament, is replacing Chelsea who withdrew for 2018, but is expected to return in 2019. In addition to Lyon, the North Carolina Courage, Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain will participate in the first iteration of a women’s International Champions Cup in the U.S. The event will take place over two match days at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. There will be semifinal matches July 27 followed by a third-place match and final on July 29.
THE CHAMPS! Congrats to @OL on their 5th Women’s Champions League title!
We can’t wait to have them in Miami for the inaugural #ICCWomen’s Tournament this July! pic.twitter.com/zAg47xKAkn
— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) May 25, 2018
Solo assault charges dismissed after four years
Earlier this week, the city of Kirkland, WA dismissed all domestic violence charges against Hope Solo after an incident four years ago.
Solo was charged in 2014 with two counts of fourth-degree assault after police say she assaulted two family members at a Kirkland home.
The case has come to a close after a series of appeals. Court documents from the case showed that Attorney Melissa Osman, who represents the city of Kirkland wrote that the circumstances of the case were unlikely to happen again and that the prosecution witnesses did not want to testify.
NWSL injury report released ahead of weekend games
Ahead of this weekend’s game, the league announced the injury report. More details below.
Chicago Red Stars
OUT: Vanessa DiBernardo (stress fracture pelvis – D45), Stephanie McCaffrey (illness), Casey Short (right ankle sprain – D45)
OUT: Camila (right knee surgery – D45), Toni Pressley (left quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Sydney Leroux (illness), Monica (right knee soreness)
Portland Thorns FC
OUT: Adrianna Franch (right knee meniscus surgery), Bella Geist (left quad strain), Meg Morris (left hip pain), Hayley Raso
(right knee sprain), Emily Sonnett (lower back pain)
Seattle Reign FC
OUT: Yael Averbuch (illness), Jaycie Johnson (right knee sprain – D45), Megan Oyster (left knee sprain)
Sky Blue FC
QUESTIONABLE: Erica Skroski (right hamstring strain), Rebekah Stott (right groin strain)
Utah Royals FC
OUT: Alex Arlitt (left knee strain – SEI), Mandy Laddish (right hip contusion – SEI), Kelley O’Hara (right hamstring strain)
OUT: Cali Farquharson (left tibial stress injury – D45), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Arielle Ship (right ACL recovery – D45)
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