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Did President Obama Purposefully Leave Out Hope Solo as He Honored World Cup Team?

Playing Did President Obama Purposefully Leave Out Hope Solo as He Honored World Cup Team?

The fabled U.S. Women's World Cup winning soccer team was honored at The White House on Tuesday morning with the president singling out several members of the team by name.

But one named he failed to mention was Hope Solo, the hero goalie of the team.

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Was it a deliberate slight?

Solo has had a stormy domestic life, including assault charges for a fight with her half-sister and nephew in 2014. Solo denies the allegations and the case was dismissed earlier this year. 

Read: After Domestic Violence Arrest Case Was Dismissed, Hope Solo Returns to Soccer 

Solo still seemed thrilled to be at The White House posting many photos of her day to Instagram.

 

Catching up on some reading in the @WhiteHouse library.

A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:57am PDT

 

Captain America @christierampone3 and the rest of the Avengers preparing to leave headquarters.

A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on Oct 27, 2015 at 9:22am PDT

 

Farewell @whitehouse, thanks for having us @barackobama and @michelleobama!

A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on Oct 27, 2015 at 9:40am PDT

 

The #WorldCup made it to the @whitehouse.

A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:26am PDT

President Obama also found himself in hot water when he said that this team taught the world “playing like a girl means you’re a bad ass.” The Commander-in-Chief later apologized for using the term “bad ass.”

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