Hope Solo Officially Confirmed as Legitimate U.S. Soccer Presidential Candidate


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Hope Solo running for U.S. Soccer Federation President is about as 2017 as it gets. Only in a year like this, where Charles Barkley was an actual solid sociopolitical analyst (in the Alabama Senate special election last Tuesday) does this make sense.

It’s the world we live in now, and with U.S. Soccer in complete disarray, failing to even qualify for the World Cup next summer, maybe it is time to really shakes thing up.

Maybe Hope Solo can make American soccer serviceable again?


The official USSF announcement was made and a press release sent out just minutes ago from the corporate headquarters in Chicago. It reads:

2018 U.S. Soccer Presidential Candidates (listed alphabetically)

Paul Caligiuri, Kathy Carter, Carlos Cordeiro, Steve Gans, Kyle Martino, Hope Solo, Michael Winograd, Eric Wynalda

To be placed on the ballot, candidates were required to:

  • Complete a background check
  • Submit at least three (3) letters of nomination on official letterhead from Organization Members (as defined in Bylaw 302) and/or one of three Athlete Members of the Board of Directors

Bio information submitted by the candidates can be found here. The election will take place during U.S. Soccer’s National Council Meeting on Feb. 10 in Orlando.


Is is it time for U.S. Soccer to believe in the audacity of Hope Solo? I guess we’ll find out in 52 days.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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