Hope Solo announces she's running for president of US Soccer

Hope Solo announces she's running for president of US Soccer

Stevens and Solo had taken a team van at training camp in California - players often used the vans for outings and to run errands - and Solo was with Stevens when he was pulled over.

Solo, 35, helped the US win Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 and the 2015 Women's World Cup. Solo made the announcement Thursday night, December 7, 2017, on Facebook.

"We need passionate and intelligent soccer people leading the way at U.S Soccer", she wrote. She is the second woman to announce a bid for the job.

- She was suspended for the third-place game against Norway at the 2007 Women's World Cup after blasting head coach Greg Ryan for dropping her in favor of Briana Scurry, the hero of the 1999 Women's World Cup triumph, for the semifinals.

FILE - In this April 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Hope Solo waits for the team's worldwide friendly soccer match against Colombia in Chester, Pa. It comes less than a week after current U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term.

Solo is the most decorated soccer player in USA women's team history, holding national records for appearances, starts, wins and shutouts. Notably, a domestic violence case stemming from a 2014 altercation at a family member's home in Washington state.

Solo, like all the other candidates, has until next Tuesday, December 12, to get the three nominations from delegates required to officially join the field.

After the USWNT's failure at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo called Sweden's team "cowards" and was then terminated, and she has been quiet for her standards since then.

Solo ended her presidential pitch by listing four core principles: creating a winning culture; equality and women's issues; youth and diversity at all levels; and organizational, operational and financial governance transparency. "We now must refocus our goals and come together as a soccer community to bring about the changes we desire".

Solo joins six others including Kathy Carter, the president of Soccer United Marketing, who have announced an intention to run for the presidency. During that time, the US won the women's World Cup in 1991, 1999 and 2015.

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