Hope Solo has apologized to the football community and to her fans for her involvement in a family fight that ended in her getting arrested for domestic violence.
The U.S National team goalkeeper posted her first statement concerning the issue on Facebook Thursday where she maintained her innocence as well as reiterated that she loves her family despite everything that happened.
Her statement reads:
I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed. …
I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.
I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes.
Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.
I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women’s National Team.
Solo pleaded not guilty to the charges, and will return to court in August.