Hope Solo, US women's soccer goalkeeper, due in court on domestic violence charge

Officers said Hope Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

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    United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women's soccer match against Australia in San Antonio, in 2013. Police say Solo was arrested early Saturday at a suburban Seattle home for assaulting her sister and nephew.
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US. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle.

Officers said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.

But her lawyer, Todd Maybrown, says she was a victim in the altercation.

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Solo was booked into jail for investigation of two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, pending her appearance in Kirkland Municipal Court.

The 32-year-old Solo grew up in Richland and attended the University of Washington. She has won two Olympic gold medals with the US women's national team and also plays with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

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