The U.S. Soccer Federation has suspended national team goalie Hope Solo for 30 days. According to her team, Seattle Reign FC, “The suspension stems from an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp being held in Carson, California.” Solo’s official response is: “I accept and respect the Federation’s decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me. I think it’s best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team.”
A suspension is a form of punishment. But clearly, Solo needs more than punishment. Will she seek some sort of treatment? Should the Federation or Seattle Reign FC enforce such treatment?