Hope Solo: 'Amicably resolved' grievance with U.S. Soccer

Hope Solo has reached a settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation to avoid arbitration, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Solo has not played for the national team since her contract was terminated last year after she called Sweden's players "cowards" for their defensive tactics in the Olympic quarterfinals.

The U.S. Women's National Team Players' Association then filed a grievance against U.S. Soccer, which has now been "amicably resolved," Solo said in a statement Thursday.

According to the Chronicle, Solo and the U.S. Soccer Federation reached the settlement last month.

"We have amicably resolved the matter and are moving forward in a positive way," Solo said in the statement. "I want to reiterate my regret for the comments I made after our loss to Sweden at the Rio Games.

"As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey."

Solo, 36, is still recovering from having shoulder surgery last year.