Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo hitch ride with fans after bus breaks down


The US women’s soccer team had a bus malfunction en route to the Citrus Bowl for their game against Brazil on Saturday. By that, we mean their bus broke down.

But don’t worry, the team was able to make it to the stadium in time to dominate Brazil 4-1. How did they get there? Some fans that were passing by in central Florida were kind enough to scoop them up and give them a ride.

“Our bus broke down at the stadium,” Sydney Leroux wrote on Twitter along with the photo you see above. “Option A: Hitchhike with fans. Option B: Wait. What do you think we did?”

Hope Solo also tweeted her appreciation as she squeezed into the back seat of a car with Abby Wambach and some other teammates.

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Hope Solo has a chest tattoo above her left breast

Hope Solo chest tattoo

Hope Solo got a tattoo in a pretty visible place last year, but somehow that escaped me until I saw her speaking on the ESPN Title IX documentary “Branded.” Solo’s tattoo is on the left part of her chest above her left breast. It’s pretty long, wide and contains several lines, though the contents of the words are unclear.

Solo has had the tattoo since at least last September, which is when she was seen showing it off to some of her soccer teammates:

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Hope Solo 911 tapes released from night of altercation involving Jerramy Stevens

Jerramy-Stevens-mug-shotThe 911 tapes from the night of the altercation at Hope Solo’s home in November have been released. The call, which was placed by Solo’s brother Marcus Solo, helps paint a better picture of how confusing the situation was and why it led to Jerramy Stevens avoiding a domestic violence charge.

Toward the beginning of the 911 call, Marcus Solo explains to the dispatcher that there was a physical altercation inside the home and that a woman was thrown to the ground and may have injured her hip. He also said that a stun gun was used during the melee and that an “innocent bystander” was hurt. When the dispatcher began asking Marcus for names and specifics, he would not comply.

“Who was the person who was the instigator?” the dispatcher asked.

“We won’t go there,” Marcus replied. “Please get here.”

Toward the end of the phone call, Hope Solo can be heard lecturing her brother about how her husband (Stevens) is going to go to jail because he’s on probation. When police arrived at Solo’s house, they said Stevens “appeared to be hiding” upstairs. They also found Hope with a bloody elbow and Marcus with injuries to his head, eye and knees.

Kirkland Police have completed their domestic violence investigation and sent the case to prosecutors, who are still trying to determine if Stevens will be charged. After the incident, Solo told the media that she has never been hit before and that her life is great. While it’s tough to tell exactly what happened at her house in November, it’s obvious her brother did not help matters by being so vague.

Brandi Chastain has not talked to Hope Solo, has mixed feelings on Pia Sundhage

Larry Brown Sports spoke with soccer commentator Brandi Chastain last week as she was getting prepared for the NCAA women’s soccer Final Four. Chastain was speaking on behalf of the Capital One Cup, for whom she is an advisory board member. North Carolina, which was the only non-No. 1 seeded team to reach the Final Four, won the national championship and is leading the women’s cup standings.

We spoke with Chastain about her dust-up with Hope Solo, her thoughts on the new women’s national team coach, the team’s former coach, and international stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.

Friction with Hope Solo

This was our first conversation with Chastain since she was on the receiving end of a postgame Twitter assault from Solo during the Olympics. Solo confirmed in her book that a pre-Olympics interview Chastain did with Larry Brown Sports bothered her. In that interview, Chastain called Solo’s positive drug test a distraction the national team did not need.

“I had one job to do at the Olympics for NBC, and that was to be an objective commentator and to use my experience to share with the viewer what was happening,” Chastain told LBS. “That is what I did. The outcome is unfortunate, but you control what you can control. I was happy with the job I did.”

Chastain says her bosses at NBC supported her.

“They felt that my commentary was fair, objective, and honest. That’s what they wanted me to do.”

When asked if she was surprised that Solo lashed out at her over Twitter following the game, Chastain said yes.

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Hope Solo denies domestic violence allegation: ‘I’ve never been hit in my life’

Hope Solo spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time since appearing in a courtroom to support her future husband against a domestic violence allegation he was facing the day of their wedding.

Solo, who is in Oregon with the US national team preparing for a practice game against Ireland, denied that any domestic violence took place between her and her husband, Jerramy Stevens.

“My life is great. My life is happy,” she said after a training session Tuesday.

Solo also blamed the media for … I’m not sure what exactly, but she blamed them anyway.

“It’s unfortunate what the media can do to really judge before the facts are out there. It’s hard to see, but it’s a hard truth and it’s part of life.

“I’m happy. I’m happily married. We never stand for domestic violence. I’ve never been hit in my life. It’s unfortunate, and that’s what the media can do.”

I don’t know why she’s so upset with the media. Did the media report anything other than the facts? The fact is that Stevens was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and released because of a lack of evidence the day of their wedding. Even if Stevens didn’t hit her, he still has a history of being one of the biggest scumbag ex-athletes on the planet. For people to question Solo’s sanity for marrying him seems pretty reasonable to me.

H/T Bob Condotta

Jerramy Stevens avoids domestic violence charge day he was to marry Hope Solo

Minutes before LBS was set to publish a report saying Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens were scheduled to be married on Tuesday, we received confirmation about their relationship and marital plans in one of the weirdest ways possible.

Stevens was in court on Tuesday for an alleged domestic violence charge on Solo. He was arrested for alleged fourth-degree assault early on Monday morning.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Hope’s brother Marcus called police to a house in Kirkland, Washington, because there were unwanted men trying to get into a party at the house early Monday morning. He reportedly used a stun gun while allegedly fighting them.

Police found Hope Solo with blood on her elbow, and they reportedly found Stevens laying on the floor of an upstairs bedroom where he claimed he was asleep, though officers believed he was hiding. He had dried blood on his shirt and reportedly had no answer for how it got there.

Police must make arrests on domestic violence calls, so they arrested Stevens on suspicion of fourth-degree assault because of the blood. He was in court on Tuesday for the alleged charge but was released after the judge found no evidence that domestic violence occurred.

King TV reporter Chris Daniels adds many more details to the story. Daniels reports that police said Solo and Stevens were arguing over whether they would live in Florida or Washington after they got married on Tuesday. He says court documents list Stevens and Solo’s fiance, and that they have been together for two months.

Being in court is nothing new for Stevens. We listed his legal problems at the bottom of this article. This 2009 Post Intelligencer article also details how bad of a guy he is. You honestly have to question Solo’s sanity for her to be with him.

Here are photos via Chris Daniels of both Solo and Stevens in court:

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Hope Solo and Jerramy Stevens reportedly getting married

Bad news, fellas: It looks like Hope Solo is taken. And she appears to be taken by an ex-football player with whom you’re probably familiar.

Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens reportedly are a couple, and they are said to be getting married on Tuesday.

The rumors about the two were mentioned online last month, and they picked up more steam over the past two days. We’ll do our best to piece together the information and tell you what is going on.

The first mention of Solo and Stevens together seemed to come from a tweet by Celebrity TV on Friday Oct. 19:

The next week, The Chicago Tribune confirmed that Solo was at 50/50 watching her Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Oct. 18. They mentioned that Stevens was also there, though they didn’t describe him as being together with Solo. Solo was in town for a soccer game on Saturday the 20th against Germany.

This photo, which seemed to have been posted to Instagram, shows Solo and Stevens together. It was posted to a message board on Oct. 23:

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