Former USA women's star Hope Solo enters alcohol rehab and asks for Hall of Fame induction to be postponed
30th April 2022

HOPE SOLO has asked for her National Hall of Fame induction to be delayed after entering rehab.

The former US women's national team goalkeeper was arrested earlier this month after allegedly driving under the influence with her two children in the car.

According to ESPN, the 40-year-old was charged with driving while impaired, misdemeanour child endangerment and misdemeanour resisting arrest.

Solo is set to appear in court on June 28.

In a statement posted online, the 202-cap star wrote: "I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully requested a postponement of my Hall of Fame induction ceremony to 2023.

"I will be voluntarily entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program to address my challenges with alcohol.

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"At this time, my energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing and taking care of my family.

"I want to thank the Hall of Fame for their support and for understanding my decision."

The Hall of Fame publicly responded: "Legendary USWNT goalkeeper and 2022 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Hope Solo has chosen to defer her induction until 2023.

"The NSHOF fully supports her decision and looks forward to honouring her and her historic achievements at next year's induction ceremony."

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Solo enjoyed an incredibly successful career at the top of the game.

Starring for the US women's national team between 2000 and 2016, she won two Olympic Gold Medals and a Fifa World Cup.

She also won a host of individual awards, including the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year gong in 2009.

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