Hope Solo’s lawyer says she’s not going back to the negotiating table

Hope Solo to object to U.S. Soccer equal pay deal?

The Washington Post reports (h/t SI.com) that “U.S. soccer star Hope Solo, who has said she wants to play in the World Cup, has no intention of objecting to the agreement in principle. She and the U.S. Soccer Federation could not agree on the terms of the deal they signed, and that was her right, said her attorney, Lee Thompson.”

He added: “Hope said there was an understanding that she would not have to go back to the negotiating table unless the conditions she negotiated were met. But that’s not the case. She would not go back unless the Federation agreed to her terms.”

So much for any sort of “honesty” she may have held with her fans before she jumped ship.

“The federation has insisted on a new deal, and the players are demanding that it be approved as-is,” said Thompson. “If U.S. Soccer doesn’t get its way, it has a problem no matter who it does or doesn’t hire.”

It’s worth noting that Thompson also represents Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, two of the top stars on the U.S. women’s soccer team and both of whom have declined to return to the national team fold ever since Solo left for Europe in 2010.

“We’ve known for a while that she would be leaving,” said Thompson. “We don’t know what’s going to happen. We were hopeful for an agreement, but it’s turned out to be another roadblock. ”

So much for those who believe the U.S. women are already having an identity issue without a clear role model to lead the way.

Solo, who recently penned a book, “Hard Choices,” about her years as a professional soccer player, is seen as one of the

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