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.