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Sat 30 April 2022 | 11:31

Hope Solo asked for Hall of Fame induction to delay for one year

The former USWNT star was recently arrested by police and his trial is set to begin in June.

Hope Solo, the former goalkeeper of the

US national team

who is known as the best goalkeeper in the history of women's football, asked the Hall of Fame ceremony to postpone the ceremony for a year because of her arrest this month.

Solo was scheduled to enter the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May, but she used Twitter to request that the ceremony be delayed for a year. Solo was arrested while unconscious behind the wheel of his car in a Walmart car park in North Carolina. According to police, her children were in the car and the engine was running. Solo is accused of impaired driving, resisting  arrest and misdemeanour child abuse, and her court is set to begin in June. She has announced that she will volunteer for an alcohol treatment program.

She 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. 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 also agreed to Solo's request, and the program was scheduled for next year. Their statement reads: 

"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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