The penalties, announced Wednesday by U.S. Soccer, follow an incident in the early morning hours Monday when Solo's husband, Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for driving under the influence near the soccer team's Manhattan Beach hotel.
Solo, who was a passenger in the car, was not charged in the incident, which took place at 1:23 a.m. But U.S. Soccer officials felt Solo exercised poor judgment, both in staying out so late and in getting in the car with an impaired driver.
"Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates," Coach Jill Ellis said. "We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."
Solo's suspension means she will not accompany the team to Europe for exhibition games against France and England in February. After that Ellis and other U.S. Soccer officials will meet and decide whether to reinstate Solo.
Solo released a statement on Twitter accepting the decision.
"I accept and respect the Federation's decision, and more importantly, I apologize for disappointing my teammates, coaches and the Federation who have always supported me," Solo said in the statement. "I think it's best for me to take a break, decompress from the stress of the last several months, and come back mentally and physically ready to positively contribute to the team."
The U.S. has three other goalkeepers in camp this winter. During last fall’s World Cup qualifying tournament, Ellis started Ashlyn Harris in Solo’s place against Haiti and Harris didn't give up a goal. Veteran