U.S. women’s soccer star Hope Solo arrested for domestic violence

By Michelle Kapusta,

Women’s soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo was arrested early Saturday after an alleged domestic dispute with relatives.

According to The Seattle Times, authorities said that Solo was arrested at her Seattle-area home shortly after 1 a.m. for allegedly striking her sister and nephew.

Police said that the incident happened during a gathering in the home the 32-year-old shares with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens.

"There was a big party going on at her house," Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray told the newspaper. "It was an out-of-control situation."

Solo's sister and 17-year-old nephew both allegedly had visible injuries.

The goalkeeper is being held without bail for two counts of domestic violence assault.

Solo has led the U.S. women's team to back-to-back Olympic titles and a runner-up finish in the 2011 Women's World Cup. She currently plays for the Seattle Reign FC and was also a contestant on Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars.

USA TODAY Sports noted that she is listed as "Hope Amelia Stevens" on the registry of the county jail.

image courtesy of B. Ach/INFevents.com

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