The United States Soccer Federation announced today that Hope Solo would be suspended for the vitally impactful and unbearably massive friendly against Thailand on September 13th, 2016.
"We know that Hope has an extremely busy schedule over the next six months of sitting around recouperating and playing some games for the Reign, but we informed her that she would not be able to play in the only two friendlies we have scheduled for the next six months and whatever games we were going to drum up for cash," stated Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States.
"It's a tough time for her to be certain, because she was desperately looking forward to playing in front of a 1/2 filled stadium in Ohio as the United States absolutely thrash Thailand."
Calls to Solo to confirm were not returned, but those that know the athelete say that she is taking the suspension hard as one anonymous friend stated, "She defintely seemed like she might be mad, but after she found out that she won't be missing any meaningful games, she realized that this just gives her a good amount of time to sit back, play a game for the Reign and relax."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Solo suffers the extreme punishment of missing these utterly meaningless, international friendlies.