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Former RTE pundit and US goalkeeper Hope Solo is deferring induction into the Hall of Fame after entering rehab

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Former United States goaltender Hope Solo has asked to delay her induction into her country’s Hall of Fame until next year after entering a rehabilitation facility over a drinking problem.

The decision follows the 40-year-old’s arrest last month for drunk driving with her two-year-old twins.

Solo’s request to delay her induction was accepted by the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

A statement on Solo’s Twitter account said: “I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully requested that my Hall of Fame induction ceremony be postponed to 2023.

“I will voluntarily enter an inpatient alcohol treatment program to address my alcohol issues.

“Right now my energies and focus are completely on my health, healing and caring for my family. I would like to thank the Hall of Fame for their support and understanding of my decision.”

A statement from the Hall of Fame added: “Legendary USWNT goaltender and inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2022, Hope Solo has decided to postpone her induction to 2023. The NSHOF fully supports their decision and looks forward to honoring them and their historic achievements at this year’s next induction ceremony.”

Solo, who has won 202 US caps and kept 102 clean sheets, was voted into the hall in January and was due to be inducted at a ceremony in May before agreeing to the postponement.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/former-rte-pundit-and-usa-goalkeeper-hope-solo-postpones-hall-of-fame-induction-after-entering-rehab-41602786.html Former RTE pundit and US goalkeeper Hope Solo is deferring induction into the Hall of Fame after entering rehab

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