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Posted: June 21, 2014

Soccer great Hope Solo arrested, accused of assault

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By Deborah Horne

KIRO-TV – Seattle

KIRKLAND, Wash. —

The sounds coming from the home of Hope Solo's sister in Washington state early Saturday were loud. 

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

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

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

"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. The officers arrived to find soccer great Hope Solo allegedly appearing intoxicated and upset. Her sister and 17-year-old nephew were injured. Police concluded Solo was the aggressor and arrested her.

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Solo is well-known for her world-class goalkeeping for the U.S. women's Olympic team.  The two-time Olympic gold medalist 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, 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 Sunday, but she will still be in jail, held without bail. 

She has her first appearance Monday at Kirkland Municipal Court.

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