Hope Solo: World Cup winner running for US Soccer Federation presidency

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Hope Solo made history in 2016 by becoming the first US goalkeeper to record 100 clean sheets

Former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced she is running for president of the US Soccer Federation.

The 36-year-old earned 202 caps for her country and won the 2015 Women’s World Cup plus two Olympic gold medals during her 17-year international career.

She has not played for the national side since the Rio Olympics, after receiving a six-month ban for calling rivals Sweden “a bunch of cowards”.

Solo announced her intention to run for president on her Facebook page.