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Hope Solo Is Running For President Of U.S. Soccer

Hope Solo Is Running For President Of U.S. Soccer
From Deadspin - December 7, 2017

Former USWNT star keeper Hope Solo has thrown her hat into the ring and announced that shell be running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, for some reason.

Sunil Gulati, whos been president for 12 years, announced earlier this week that hed be stepping down. Solowho ended up generally loathed by her teammates and was unceremoniously dropped from the national team in 2016, after U.S. Soccer suspended her six months for comments about the squads loss to Sweden in the Olympicsmade her announcement via a Facebook post. Considering her high-profile exit last year, the decision to run for president is, to say the least, unexpected.

Solo used her statement to focus on the need to increase transparency and restructure U.S. Soccers finances, particularly to make the game more accessible for talented kids who cant afford high youth club fees:

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