Hope Solo was suspended from the U.S. Women's National Team for 30 days for allowing her husband, ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens to drive a U.S. Soccer official team van while under the influence while she was in the passenger seat, reportedly drunk and acting belligerent.
The incident occurred while she was training with the national soccer team and has allegedly made many U.S. team officials very upset about the potential liability issues that could have resulted if there had been an accident. It is the latest bad decision for a woman who many consider to be one of the top female goalkeepers in the world.
For many young women she was and is a role model her fearless style of play and her muscular, fit and very sexy physique. She is one of the American female athletes who makes being strong look sexy and as such was someone that still had endorsers despite her past public transgressions. Unfortunately, this time she may have pushed the U.S. Soccer Federation into a position where they might decide it is best to cut ties with her which could result in a huge financial loss to her.
The Women's World Cup is only a few months away and it was there that she became the darling of the U.S. National Team for her fearless play which earned her the best goaltender award. Her great play and beautiful body had both women and men taking time to watch her play on television and it led to many endorsements after the competition.
The 2015 World Cup could arguably have been the final U.S. National Team competition for the talented Hope Solo and likely would have provided her with many modelling endorsement, athletic training and potentially film opportunities following the competition in which the U.S. is considered one of the favourites.
However, with the suspension the U.S. National team is likely going to look at other options to replace Hope Solo, a player whose naked ESPN Body issue picture is still a favourite of male and female fans because she decided to blow off some steam with her husband and made a very poor decision.
Fans of Hope Solo are in an uncharacteristic position: hoping for the U.S. National Team to give one of the most talented players in the world another chance so she can finish her career with the team and be in a position to capitalize on the benefits that come with being one of the best and most popular female athletes in the United States. A wound that unfortunately for Hope Solo, is self-inflicted and is providing a lesson for many of her young fans.