• Soccer great Hope Solo arrested, accused of assault

    By: Deborah Horne


    KIRKLAND, Wash. - The sounds coming from the home of Hope Solo's sister in Kirkland early Saturday morning were loud. 

    "My daughter, here, her bedroom is right across from their fence and their house and she heard all the noise," said Anthony Barocio.

    We found Anthony Barocio and his 9-year-old daughter, Haylee, at home, after loud noise next door awoke her Saturday at about 1 a.m.

    "It sounded like they were kind of like banging on something," said Haylee Barocio.

    "I don't know for sure but I was scared."

    Kirkland police said a man called 911 to report a woman was assaulting someone inside the house in the 10600 block of 124th Avenue Northeast.  The officers arrived to find soccer great Hope Solo, allegedly appearing intoxicated and upset. Her sister and 17-year-old nephew were injured.  They concluded Solo was the aggressor and arrested her.

    Solo is best known for her world-class goalkeeping, since she was a student at the University of Washington.  A two time Olympic gold medalist, Solo is the goalie for the Seattle Reign professional women's soccer team. 

    But her sometimes troubled personal life has gotten notice, too.  Two years ago, former UW and NFL player Jerramy Stevens was arrested for allegedly assaulting Solo.  Hours later, the couple married; the charges were later dropped. 

    Now Solo is the one in jail. And her sister's neighbor is considering moving.

    "When you have a SWAT team first of all, two years ago, knocking on your door. Then you hear about this ruckus of what transpired yesterday," said Barocio.  "Yeah, draws red flags."

    Solo's team plays a match in New York state tomorrow.  But she will still be in jail, held without bail. 

    She has her first appearance Monday in the Kirkland Municipal Court.

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