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Former USWNT star Hope Solo says she's running for US Soccer president

08 December, 2017, 10:34 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Former USWNT star Hope Solo says she's running for US Soccer president

After that tournament she was suspended for six months by US Soccer for calling Sweden, the United States' quarter-final opponents, "cowards".

If they don't let you play, run for president.

US Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati said this week that he would not seek re-election next year, indicating that the qualifying debacle influenced his decision.

Solo, 36, has won one World Cup (in 2015) and two Olympic gold medals (in '08 and '12) in a career that has included 202 caps with the US women's national team. She is the second woman to announce a bid for the job.

"We need passionate and intelligent soccer people leading the way at U.S Soccer", she wrote. Later, Nichols was pushed out by the USWNT players, who went on to sign a new collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer. Solo is the seventh individual to officially declare as candidates for the position.

But she's also been dogged by a number of off-the-field controversies.

- She was arrested in June 2014 on two charges of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly striking her half-sister, Teresa L. Obert, and Obert's son in an early-morning altercation.

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Solo joins Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter, who announced her candidacy on Tuesday.

Solo says she is running on four core principles: creating a winning culture in U.S. soccer; equal pay for women; making soccer accessible for all; and stressing transparency in the federation.

The other candidates: Steve Gans, attorney based in Boston; Paul Lapointe, Massachusetts regional director of United Premier Soccer League; Kyle Martino, former professional soccer player and current TV analyst; Michael Winograd, lawyer and former professional player and general manager in the A-League; and Eric Wynalda, former professional soccer player and head coach and current analyst.

"What we have lost in America is belief in our system, in our coaches, in our talent pool, and in the governance of US Soccer", she said.

The 58-year-old Gulati had been a driving force in the USSF for more than 30 years.

Hope Solo (1) celebrates with her teammates after winning the 2015 Women's World Cup in a 5-2 victory over Japan. He helped put together the successful bid that brought the 1994 World Cup to the USA and served as executive vice president and chief worldwide officer of the US organizers for the tournament. He also is chairman of the joint U.S-Mexico-Canada bid committee, hoping Federation Internationale de Football Association will pick North America to host the 2026 World Cup.

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