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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Hope Solo’s trial set for November

The trial of Olympic Gold medalist and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo was set for Nov. 4 after a short hearing Monday morning in Kirkland Municipal Court.

Her attorney Todd Maybrown said he aims to have the case dismissed and have evidence suppressed.

“As expected, and as is normal in misdemeanor cases, today’s hearing was about setting a trial date. We’re pleased that both sides, and the judge, agreed to a November date and we look forward to the opportunity for the truth about this incident to be disclosed which will clear Hope’s name,” Maybrown said in an email.

At the hearing, Solo was accompanied by her husband and former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens.

Solo has pleaded not guilty to gross-misdemeanor charges for allegedly striking her sister and her nephew at a Kirkland home in late June. If convicted, she could face up to six months in jail.

The trial date will not conflict with qualifying matches for Reign FC, including the qualifier for the 2015 World Cup, according to ESPN.

Following her arrest in June, Solo put out a statement via her Facebook page:

“I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend,” Solo wrote. “…I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.”

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