Hope Solo Tests Positive For Banned Substance Canrenone

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - JULY 06: Hope Solo, goalkeeper of USA reacts during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group C match between Sweden and USA at Wolfsburg Arena on July 6, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

News broke earlier today that United States Women's National Team starting goalkeeper Hope Solo tested positive for banned substance. Solo gave a urine sample back on June 15 and the positive result of traces of canrenone came from that test.

Canrenone is considered to be a specified substance, which means that if the substance is found in an athlete's sample, the consequences are not as severe. Solo was only given a warning.

Solo immediately gave a statement, saying that she was using a medication prescribed by her doctor for "pre-menstrual purposes." Not knowing that the medication contained canrenone, Solo worked with the USADA in order for them to understand that she made an "honest mistake" and that in no way did the substance enhance any of the keepers abilities.

In a later statement from U.S. Soccer, it was made clear that the organization fully supported Solo's explanation.

As previously mentioned, Solo was only slapped with a warning from the United States Anti-Doping Agency and will still be playing in the London Summer Olympics with the rest of the USWNT. They play France first in Glasgow, Scotland on July 25.

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