Authorities drop assault charges against Hope Solo

Former U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo poses with a jersey with the number 200 before an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Denmark on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in San Diego. Solo appeared in 202 games for the national team, most for any goalkeeper in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former U.S. national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in 2014 after police said she assaulted two family members at a home in Kirkland, east of Seattle. The case was delayed by appeals.

KING-TV reports that city prosecutors dropped the charges Wednesday, saying the witnesses in the case wanted to move on with their lives and did not want to participate in a trial. An attorney for Kirkland, Melissa Osman, wrote in court documents that the circumstances were unlikely to be repeated.

The longtime national team goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist recently ran unsuccessfully for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. She has called for equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women’s team.