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She’s the first woman to be head of MLS’ women’s team.
When Hope Solo is asked if she’d like to be a manager or leader, she’ll say, “I like to be in the middle.”
For the USWNT midfielder, that means being the link between herself and her teammates.
“In terms of the manager, I think that’s kind of the challenge,” Solo said Friday at the U.S. Soccer Federation’s annual spring meeting in Orlando, Fla. “I don’t think a manager has to be a leader or a spokesperson. And I think that’s the challenge of this position. That’s the challenge.
“I want to be on the front line, just being the link between the player and the U.S. Soccer Federation and the player’s team.”
Last week, Solo became only the second-ever head coach of the U.S. women’s national soccer team. In January, she was named the head coach of the United States women’s national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
She will be on the front lines for the U.S. women’s National Team at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
That will be the first time in the program’s history that a U.S. player will be a senior or a World Cup veteran on the same squad as the head coach.
But that doesn’t mean she has an easy job.
“I think that’s why it’s an interesting position,” Solo said.
I’m really enjoying this.
“When I first started coaching, it wasn’t a popular position to be in, at least in the United States,” said Solo, who was hired to lead U.S. Soccer at age 45.
“It meant I had to make