U.S. Soccer presidential election: Eight candidates confirmed

Eight of the nine candidates for U.S. Soccer president -- all but Paul Lapointe-- were confirmed by the federation's Nominating and Governance Committee.

U.S. Soccer presidential candidates:
Paul Caligiuri, Former U.S. international @PaulCaligiuri20
Kathy Carter, SUM president @soccerkcarter
Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. Soccer vice president @CACSoccer
Steve Gans, Boston attorney and soccer consultant @stevegans2018
Kyle Martino, NBC sports analyst and former U.S. international @kylemartino
Hope Solo, Former U.S. international  @hopesolo
Michael Winograd, New York attorney @WinogradUSSF
Eric Wynalda, Fox Sports analyst and former U.S. international @EricWynalda

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U.S. Soccer’s National Council will pick a president to succeed Sunil Gulati at its meeting on Feb. 10 during the federation's AGM in Orlando.

Candidates had until Dec. 12 -- 60 days before the election --  to submit at least three letters of nomination on official letterhead from organization members and/or one of three athlete members of the board of directors. They also had to complete a background check.

The election rules were approved by the board of directors on Sept. 1.

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