Solo's leave from the team comes just days after she was suspended for six months from the U.S. Soccer organization for conduct that they said was "counter to the organization's principles."
During an interview with Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, Solo referred to the Swedish team as "cowards" after they beat the U.S. team at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. "I thought that we played a courageous game," she said. "But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today."