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Hope Solo

Hope Solo is running for president of US Soccer

Hope Solo is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The former U.S. Olympic and World Cup goalkeeper announced her candidacy Thursday night on Facebook. It comes less than a week after current U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. His decision came in the wake of the recent failure of the U.S. men's team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The 36-year-old Solo anchored the U.S. team in goal during its 2015 Women's World Cup championship run.

"I know exactly what U.S. Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and I possess the fortitude to get it done," Solo said in her post. "I have always...