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U.S. Soccer presidential straw poll: Kyle Martino the community choice

He won the straw poll with 48% of the vote

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This weekend, U.S. Soccer will seek to elect a new leader as the presidential election takes place at their Annual General Meeting in Orlando. This week, we decided to poll the Stars and Stripes FC community to get your thoughts on who you preferred to see elected as U.S. Soccer president, as well as which issue was your primary concern.

After 2 full days of voting, here is who the community preferred:


Who do you prefer to see elected U.S. Soccer President?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Paul Caligiuri
    (27 votes)
  • 3%
    Kathy Carter
    (33 votes)
  • 2%
    Carlos Cordeiro
    (21 votes)
  • 3%
    Steve Gans
    (38 votes)
  • 47%
    Kyle Martino
    (464 votes)
  • 5%
    Hope Solo
    (51 votes)
  • 5%
    Michael Winograd
    (50 votes)
  • 29%
    Eric Wynalda
    (289 votes)
973 votes total Vote Now

Kyle Martino earned 48% of the SSFC vote, outpacing Eric Wynalda’s 30%. Hope Solo and Michael Winograd both received 5% of the vote, while Steve Gans, Kathy Carter, Paul Caligiuri and Carlos Cordeiro bringing up the back of the pack.

We also asked about the issue that you thought was most important in this election, and you all spoke clearly:


What is your number one issue in the U.S. Soccer presidential election?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Youth Development
    (214 votes)
  • 23%
    Men’s National Team issues
    (147 votes)
  • 0%
    Women’s National Team issues
    (3 votes)
  • 4%
    Equal Pay for WNT
    (26 votes)
  • 4%
    (29 votes)
  • 9%
    (57 votes)
  • 13%
    Eliminating Pay to Play
    (84 votes)
  • 5%
    Accessibility of Game
    (34 votes)
  • 0%
    Venue Selection
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    (23 votes)
  • 0%
    Increased Fan Access
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    (12 votes)
629 votes total Vote Now

Youth development was the issue on most of your minds, followed by the issues facing the United States Men’s National Team. Pay to Play is the only other issue that commanded more than 10% of the vote.

Now, will the fans’ choice be the one that emerges victorious in Orlando? It remains to be seen. One thing is for sure: it’s set to be an interesting weekend.