U. Brooklyn Nets Pro Shop .S. womens goalkeeper Hope Solo has apologized to her fans via social media following her arrest for domestic violence last weekend. Solo, who also plays for the Seattle Reign of the National Womens Soccer League, posted her apology on her Facebook page and also posted a link to the statement on her official Twitter account. "I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family," she said. "Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different." Solo pleaded not guilty plea to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence Monday in a Kirkland, Washington, court and was released without bail. She is accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew at her sisters home in suburban Seattle early Saturday. Her lawyer claims the goalkeeper was a victim in the altercation. "I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct," Solo said. "I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed." Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 11. Solos 17-year-old nephew told police she was upset and appeared to have been drinking when she arrived at a family gathering. She and her nephew got into a fistfight after arguing about his acting aspirations and she called him fat and crazy, according to court documents. When the boys mother tried to break up the confrontation, Solo punched her in the face, the documents said. The nephew broke a broom over Solos head and the teen pointed a broken BB gun at her and tried to get her to leave, the documents said. "Hope is not guilty of any crime," her attorney, Todd Maybrown said in an email to The Associated Press. "In fact, our investigation reveals that Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident. We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon." Solo married former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens in 2012. He was arrested just before their wedding for investigation of assault after a disturbance involving Solo, but he was not charged. Maybrown represented Stevens in that case. Solo said soon afterward that there never was an assault and that she and her new husband were happy. On Thursday she posted a photo of herself with Stevens and two others holding an American flag to cheer on the U.S. mens team in the World Cup. The 32-year-old Solo has won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. womens national team. In her last appearance for the U.S., Solo had her 71st career shutout, a 1-0 victory over France on June 14 in Tampa, Florida. She did not appear in the teams second match against France last week in East Hartford, Connecticut. Ashlyn Harris started in Solos place for the 2-2 draw. The U.S. womens team does not have any additional matches planned at this time before Octobers CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2015 World Cup in Canada. "I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Womens National Team," she said in her statement. ------ Associated Press Writer Donna Gordon Blankinship in Seattle contributed to this report. Custom Brooklyn Nets Jerseys . Eller scored the midway through the third period after Dallas scored twice to tie it, leading Canadiens to a 6-4 win over the Stars on Thursday night. Brooklyn Nets Gear . A player confirmed to TSN on the condition of anonymity that he received his ballot yesterday. Another confirms hes been told to expect his shortly. "The unions executive committee insists a strike vote does not mean were pushing away from the table," the player said. "But we want the league to know were serious about our position. PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho renew their rivalry on Friday when Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet in the UEFA Super Cup, giving both coaches an opportunity to win a first piece of continental silverware with their new clubs. When Guardiola and Mourinho were coaching Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, they met in 11 "el clasico" matches and were hardly complimentary about each other. Things appear to have changed, though. "Its not about me and Pep," said Mourinho, who is back at Chelsea for a second spell. "Its about Chelsea and its about Bayern Munich. And its about the Super Cup where the European champion (plays) against the Europe League champion. And Peps not the European champion and Im not the Europa League champion. "We just coach now the European champion and the Europa League champion. So, this is not about us, its about Chelsea and Bayern." Guardiola, who ended his one-year sabbatical to take over at Bayern, echoed that. "Millions, millions people around the world are watching these two marvelous teams, two marvelous clubs, for the players, not for the coaches," Guardiola said. After winning the Super Cup with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, Guardiola can become the first coach to win the trophy three times, while his opponent has never won it. "Its not a competition, its a match that gives a trophy," Mourinho said. "If anyone of us says he doesnt want to try to win the trophy, its not true. Wholesale Nets Jerseys. Everybody wants to try." Bayern was European footballs dominant force last year, winning the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the German Cup. "Only perfect teams can do it," said Mourinho, who name-checked attacking midfielders Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben as players to watch. "Its a fantastic team, the team of players in the best moment of their careers." Under Mourinho, Chelsea has started the English season strongly by picking up seven points out of a possible nine in the Premier League and will be coming off a 0-0 draw at reigning champion Manchester United on Monday. "We can compete against them," Mourinho said of Bayern. "And when you compete eye to eye, it means that you think you can win. And we think we can." Guardiola will struggle to better Bayerns unprecedented success of last season, although the German power has never won a Super Cup. However, the former Spain midfielder is regarded as one of Europes premier coaches, winning 14 titles over four seasons at Barca, and lost just two of those 11 matches against Mourinho. And he knows Mourinhos tactics well. "Quick counterattacks. Hes a master in these actions," Guardiola said. "When youre in a good position and you have the ball and when you lose the ball, youre done," added Guardiola, who described Mourinho as "an excellent trainer." The Super Cup will be played in Prague after 15 years being staged in Monaco. ' ' '
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