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Hope Solo announces candidacy for U.S. Soccer president on Facebook

With Hope Solo announcing her run for U.S. Soccer president, Stevie Nicol questions whether she possesses the necessary qualities for the job.

Hope Solo announced on Thursday that she is running for the presidency of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Solo made the announcement on her Facebook page, in which she laid out a four-pronged platform and detailed some of the struggles she and her family experienced in paying for her to play youth soccer.

She also criticized what she described as the USSF's approach of valuing profits above all else.

A spokesperson for Solo confirmed that the former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper has the required...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Christian Pulisic among U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year nominees

After Christian Pulisic's post for the Players' Tribune, the FC crew debate how to improve U.S. player development.
Craig Burley uses his own experience to support Christian Pulisic's comments on how to improve American player development.
As the Christian Pulisic rumours to Bayern Munich continue, the FC panel question if the time is right for the young American.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Christian Pulisic have been nominated for U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year, the federation announced on Tuesday.

The winner will be announced on ESPN later this month.

Pulisic, who was named the Young Male Player of the Year a year ago, led the finalists with six goals for the national team in 2017, while also starring for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga and Champions League.

Dempsey had five U.S. goals -- three in a hat...

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Ex-U.S. star Heather O'Reilly heads six new female signings to Common Goal

Juan Mata spoke about the Common Goal initiative which sees players donate one percent of their wages to charity.

Former United States international and Arsenal's three-time Olympic champion Heather O'Reilly is among six female players from five countries to sign up for Juan Mata's Common Goal campaign, the charity has announced.

O'Reilly, who retired from the international game last year after 231 appearances for the U.S., has pledged to give at least one percent of her salary to football-related good causes.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who also picked up a World Cup winners' medal in 2015, joined Women's...

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Alex Morgan and Orlando City players removed from Epcot by police

Orlando City and FC Dallas both had an abundance of scoring chances, but their respective goalkeepers denied them all.

Police told a group including U.S. women's national team star Alex Morgan and several Orlando City players to leave a Disney World theme park on Sunday.

An Orange County Sheriff's Office incident report on Tuesday said deputies escorted a "highly impaired" Morgan, who plays in the NWSL for the Orlando Pride, MLS players Giles Barnes and Donny Toia, and Toia's wife, Courtney, from Epcot after an argument at a restaurant.

"As we passed Spaceship Earth, I observed several people being escorted to the...

United States stars Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan join Common Goal charity

Juan Mata spoke about the Common Goal initiative which sees players donate one percent of their wages to charity.

United States women's internationals Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have become the latest players to join Common Goal.

The U.S. stars have pledged, along with Bayern Munich defender Hummels and Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, to donate one percent of their salaries to the charity on Thursday.

Rapinoe highlighted the importance of women joining, saying: "Common Goal is intended as an inclusive initiative, and myself and Alex felt it was important that women's football was represented from...