So the same day a whole bunch of us post our endorsement’s for USSF President, a developing story that may shake everything about the election. Six candidates held a meeting about combining forces after a report came out saying the favorite Kathy Carter and Carlos Cordeiro are the two front runners and it was likely to be two candidate race at this point. Paul Caliguri, Steve Gans, Kyle Martino, Hope Solo, Mike Winograd, and Eric Wynalda. All six of them want reform and combining forces would do that. This was their drafted statement:
“We, the undersigned share similar visions for change. We believe a vote for any one of us is a vote for real change. If you believe in change, real change, please vote for a real change candidate. On this we are united, and stand together for the good of the game.”
There were sources according to an ESPN article that Wynalda had a hard time in agreeing to it, but ultimately decided to join forces. And Caliguri announced that he actually had not joined forces, but there is a report that refutes that claim. If they were to garner more than 50 percent of the votes in the election, the “Gang of Six” become the winners, but they must receive more than 50 percent and that is the key if they want the reform that is needed. And the USSF is in desperate need for reform and it seems like this is their only hope. Is that even allowed to happen? I don’t know, but I feel like they cannot do something like that.
So, lets hypothetically say they win the election. While, for me personally, reform is great as these six candidates all have good ideas, how will all the logistics work? Who would be the main “president”? How will they come to a compromise of what of their ideas they will implement? Theres a lot more other questions, but it’s complicated. And honestly, I don’t know how they will hash things out if they win. Will it work? I believe it could if they could work out everything, but I am not optimistic that they will. They want what’s best for the program, but they might complicate things more than it should be.
*The link to the report from ESPN.