On the heels of the Hope Solo statement, Reign FC has also issued a statement regarding the goalkeeper’s recent arrest on domestic-violence assault charges.
The team said it will await the legal outcome of the case before making a final judgment, and until then, Solo will practice and be available for Saturday’s home game against Sky Blue FC.
Here is the statement, as released on the team’s Facebook page:
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To our fans, sponsors and supporters:
Like many of you, last Saturday we awoke to the news that a member of our team, Hope Solo, had been arrested. Since that time we have been gathering information about the situation and have engaged in many discussions in an effort to determine the best path forward.
This investigation, which has included multiple conversations with Hope, made it clear that there are differing perspectives on the events that led up to Hope’s arrest. As such, we feel it is fair and prudent to await the outcome of the legal process before making a final judgment about the incident.
That being said, it should be understood that we hold all of our players, coaches, and employees to the highest ethical and moral standard. In the event any Seattle Reign FC player is convicted of a serious crime the consequences will be significant and swift.
We believe that our ability to inspire and to lead is derived from valuing something beyond winning. For us, winning only matters if it is done with passion, with grace, with integrity and with honor. We believe that our success is derived from a collective commitment to this higher ideal. And we believe that every member of our club, regardless of stature or station, must always strive to meet this standard.
Thus far, our experience with Hope has been that she shares this commitment to excellence. Since joining our club Hope has consistently been a great teammate, a relentless trainer and an outstanding performer on the pitch. We have been proud to have her as a member of this club.
Hope will attend and participate in all training sessions this week and will be available for selection in Saturday’s 6pm home match against Sky Blue FC.
It is our sincerest wish that the outcome of the legal process clears Hope of any wrongdoing. Should that not be the case, we will take the necessary and appropriate action at that time, in a manner consistent with the values and beliefs of our organization.
Thank you for your support of Seattle Reign FC.