As No. 1 Germany takes on No. 2 USA in soccer in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday night, a new report shows that Hope Solo received training while suspended earlier this year. Sports Illustrated found that two coaches, including the US team goalkeeper coach Graeme Abel, spent about a week each with the suspended star.
Solo was suspended after she was caught as a passenger in a van driven by her husband while he was intoxicated. She earlier grabbed headlines was she was accused of assaulting her nephew, which is pending an appeal after charges were dismissed in January. Though nothing prohibits coaches working with a suspended soccer player, this information had never been previously made public.
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