The captain of Japan’s women’s national team, Aya Miyama, has cast her vote for the president of U.S. Soccer, and she’s supporting one of her fiercest rivals.
Miyama and Hope Solo faced off as adversaries during the Olympics and the World Cup, but over time, they developed incredible respect for one another. Eventually, they became club teammates, and a friendship was born.
To Miyama, there’s not a shred of doubt concerning the type of leader Hope would be.
Hope and I played as teammates on the same club team and also against each other as national team players. I witnessed firsthand her dedication and commitment to soccer. I’m confident that Hope’s love and passion for the sport will make her an invaluable asset to the association.