U.S. women's soccer star Christie Rampone said on Thursday that she and the national team are supporting goalkeeper Hope Solo amid her domestic violence case. The defender supported U.S. Soccer's decision to allow Solo to keep playing despite being charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault.
"Right now, she's still innocent. And her court case is coming up in November and after that, when she can finally start speaking, then that situation we'll have to discuss at that point," Rampone, captain of the U.S. women's national team, said on HuffPost Live. "They're all different cases within themselves. Hope is dealing with, obviously the media and the inflection that she has on that. But we're standing by her and supporting her. We don't know any other way to do it."
U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said on Monday that the organization stands by its decision to let her play with the team "as the legal process unfolds."