Hope Solo opposes the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid...

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    Hope Solo opposes the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid, says it should go to 'more deserving' country
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/hope-solo-campaigning-u-s-led-2026-world-cup-bid-course-151638427.html

    "Hope Solo is one of the most accomplished American soccer players ever. She also genuinely cares about the growth of the sport in the United States. A natural conclusion to draw from those two facts would be that Solo, two years removed from her playing days, would wholeheartedly support the U.S.-led bid to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America.

    Ah, but that conclusion would ignore a third fact: Hope Solo despises the United States Soccer Federation.

    So, understandably, she doesn’t want the United States Soccer Federation to have nice things. And the 2026 World Cup, whose hosting rights will be awarded by a June 13 FIFA vote, falls into the “nice things” category.

    Solo is openly rooting against the United Bid"

    “I can’t say it should be awarded to Morocco,” the North American bid’s only rival, Solo told the Associated Press. “But I don’t think it should go to the United States, and that’s hard to say.”

    And to CNN: “I think it should be awarded to a country which abides by federal law, who is transparent, who runs their non-profit organizations in the way it should be run, who aren’t hiding millions of dollars, and a company who actually answers these questions that want to be answered,” Solo said, referencing U.S. Soccer. “They just ignore everybody.”

    “I do have a problem with an organization like that being awarded something so big,” Solo continued. “I would like to think there’s another country out there who is more deserving than the United States.”

    Well, is there somebody ‘more deserving’?
    Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, there is not. FIFA’s bid evaluation team recently wrapped up its inspections, and concluded that the three North American nations, which plan to stage 60 of 80 games in the U.S., are far more equipped to host the 2026 World Cup:

    Wow is she really that bitter to go against the united bid or what?

    My son was at one point a big Hope Solo fan due to meeting her when he was young at a training event before all the drama; she was very nice to him and gave him some special world cup pins for winning goalie wars at the end of camp.

    Never played keeper before and he was actually a striker invited to give the keepers some work but he was fascinated by her and learned to play keeper for the first time. Hasn't played much keeper at all since unless the backups are not around but will still practice blocking shots and has come on to block PK's or in Sudden death once in a blue moon.

     
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    While she raises some good points about USSF, I can't think of any national soccer federation that is not less corrupt or more transparent.
     
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    Being awarded the opportunity to host the World Cup would give the U.S. an automatic berth and an opportunity to watch them play, sounds like a win win for us.
     
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    She may be right in some of her evaluations (I have no idea), however what I know is that she carries zero credibility and I don't care what she thinks/knows.
     
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    Whoever said she should be voted in as president of USSF needs to identify him/herself publicly in this thread and eat some crow.
     
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    Hope Solo is just bitter and a bit immature. She is surrounded by some advisors who told her that her "sh@# don't stink." Her lawsuit isn't going anywhere and her time in the spotlight is quickly evaporating. I'm not writing her off, but will be ignoring her until she matures a bit more.
     
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    Hope Solo struggles to be a good person.
     
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    She couldn't have been worse than the last one, and it remains to be seen whether she would have been better than the one we ended up with.
     
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    What a keeper though.
     
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    Read the entire article.
     
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    I’ve seen u post a lot of stupid shit on these forums. Can’t tell if u r being serious or just trying to troll.

    Hope Solo has a history, and it’s a bad one. She has a vicious temper, she makes everything personal, she lashes out, she can’t take criticism, she is a publicity hound in a Khardasian way, her instinct is to double down on her mistakes instead of backing off. She clearly believes she’s a lot smarter than she actually is, which is a terrible characteristic in a federation leader because those kinds of people don’t listen to good advice.

    Her only good leadership quality is that she’s decisive, but in her case, she makes so many bad decisions it’s not even a good trait for her.

    There’s no question the US would benefit from hosting WC2026, plus we have tons of stadiums already built so we don’t need to build lots of useless stadiums. Plus we could spread the economic benefits to several cities. Hope Solo saying a more “deserving” country should get the WC just shows that she’s bitter and pissed off and lashing out.
     
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    In order to respond properly, I would like to know your mindset about me. What have I posted that you consider to be "stupid shit"?
     
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    How much time do you have?
     
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    This is simply be about Hope Solo, in the most attention grabbing way, trying to focus attention on issues concerning the organization who she blames for her current exile from domestic soccer.

    Hope Solo has always been a sort of conundrum. How many times do we hear coaches say great goalkeepers are unique or different -- they need to be confident in their decisions and believe they can stop every shot, they need to be vocal and direct their teammates, organize the game, take control, and they have to be a little bit crazy, willing to charge at a player who is about to kick them in the head, put their face in front of a soccer ball tavelling 70 mph (or more).

    Yet in the case of Hope, who had/has all those qualities and more (her special talents become even more obvious with every game the USWNT plays without her), we wanted all that keeper uniqueness in a polite package. Believe you can stop every shot -- just do not tell anyone that after we lose and you are not in goal. Be a little crazy -- but do not date it. Be a beast and tyrant on the field, but a good girl off the field. As for calling Sweden cowards, would it have been better for her to more correctly say we were out-coached, and call her coaches out instead of the opposition? Does anyone really think Sweden had more talent and the better team on the field that day?

    So I do not think this is really about the World Cup, this is about Hope, trying to shout at the top of her lungs, "I want to play soccer, but because one organization weilds practically monopoly power over the women's game, and they do not like me, I am being prevented from playing the game I love and making a living."

    I do not think the women's game is better for her exclusion.
     
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    How do you know there will be any economic benefit? Given the way things are going, more security will be required then ever, depending upon the teams, and it could be a logistic nightmare.
     
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    ....personally, I appreciate someone of her "presence" drawing attention to just how twisted, poorly lead, misguided, self-serving, __________ (fill in the space), etc., US Soccer has become. Failing on so many levels on both the men's and women's sides....and they do it with such arrogance. Whatever your take on Solo as a person or agent provocateur, focusing a spotlight on the ilk that is / has become US Soccer, IMHO, is deservedly illuminating and refreshing.
     
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    She is the Tanya Harding of US Soccer. Great goalie, but needs to just keep her mouth shut and avoid getting arrested.
     
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    When I made the above opinion I didn't think it through. I forgot that the "lawsuit" is actually an administrative action with the USOC and USSF, the status of which is unknown, but I believe still pending with AAA. Her words mirror the complaint she filed. Because her complaint will be mired in arbitration in a non-public forum, her best strategy to raise awareness is suck the media into writing about it.

    I believe what she is doing is strategic and not just popping off. She knows that her words have no impact on the 207 WC voters, but are designed to get the USSF to publicly respond by attempting to raise the stakes by attacking the WC Bid. At a minimum, she has now attached ancillary allegations of corruption to the WC Bid, which will get a mention in many articles moving forward.

    As other's have pointing out, Solo's credibility is tarnished and her reputation as the "bad girl" of US Soccer firmly in place. She was dismissed from the 07 WC team for critical comments about Briana Scurry, 2014 arrest for domestic violence; Her husband's 2015 DUI while driving a USSF-rented vehicle; the "cowards" quote about the Swedish team resulting in a 6 month suspension, and to top it all off she was the victim of a hacker getting into her "solo" nudes on her phone. All of this makes for a pain is the USSF side and the fact she is essentially retired makes her a polarizing figure and the best advocate for those that believe US Soccer needs to refocus.
     
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    By 2026 California will have seceded from the USA and will be their own country, so maybe California should host WC2026. There are more than enough stadiums in California to host all of the games.
     
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    Add to that, California has a plan in place to 'tax the air you breathe'....imagine the revenue!
     
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