Don’t expect Sunil Gulati, the President of U.S. Soccer Federation, to talk about anything but soccer during the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The head of U.S. Soccer said he would not comment on Hope Solo’s domestic violence scandal while Team USA is still in the tournament!
The United States Women’s National Team is on a role! They defeated Columbia 2-0 and will advance to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In attendance for that game was U.S. Soccer’s president, Sunil Gulati, 55. Sunil was there to root on Team USA. He wasn’t, as it turns out, there to talk about Hope Solo, 33, and her domestic violence scandal as he refused to even discuss it!
Sunil arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada before the USA-Columbia match on June 22, reports Yahoo Sports.When asked if he would address Hope’s 2014 domestic violence arrest, the U.S. Soccer president reportedly said “Doubt it.” He even said that the next time he talks about it, “[h]opefully by then, I will be commenting on [Hope] as a member of the gold medalist team.”
Seems like Sunil wants to keep the discussion about Hope focused on soccer and not her personal life. Hope has been great during the 2015 Women’s World Cup. She’s only allowed one goal in three matches. It makes sense that the last thing Sunil wants is his star goaltender to be distracted.
Sunil had to release a statement on Hope’s domestic violence scandal when Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, 69, openly criticized U.S. Soccer for including Hope in their World Cup roster. Sunil released a statement on June 12, replying to the Senator, saying that “[f]ollowing the June 2014 incident, the Federation sought to gain access to the police report, witness statements and other associated materials.” He also said that the USSF is still investigating the case!
However, from Sunil’s comments, it’s unlikely that U.S. Soccer is going to come to a decision while Team USA is still in the World Cup tournament!
Hope was arrested back in June 21, 2014, when she allegedly hit her sister and teenage nephew at her Kirkland, Washington home. When new police documents pertaining to this arrest were released, we learned that Hope allegedly lashed out at cops, telling one “You’re such a bitch.” She yelled profanities and demanded to be referred to as “Mrs. Stevens,” as she’s married to ex-NFL star Jerramy Stevens.
What do you think about the U.S. Soccer’s president not commenting on Hope’s domestic violence, HollywoodLifers? Should he answer questions, even while Team USA is in the World Cup?
— Jason Brow