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USOC (U.S. Olympic Committee) has received the order to hear Hope Solo’s complaint after she was ruled out by USOC panel last July. A 3-women-led arbitration panel ordered the Committee to accept the erstwhile U.S. national team (women) goalkeeper’s complaint against USSF (U.S. Soccer Federation).
Solo has raised accusations against USSF on the ground of illegitimately favoring MLS (Major League Soccer). She had filed her complaint back in January last year while she was contesting for the designation of USSF President. Solo lost the race in February 2018 to BHP Billiton director Carlos Cordeiro.
One of the most celebrated and decorated footballers of American soccer, Solo had been the goalkeeper of the national team for 6 years straight- 2000-2006. She is also an honorary World Cup champ and 2-time Olympic medalist (gold).
However, the Olympic champion has also accused USSF on other grounds, added to illegal partiality to MLS. She has alleged the Federation of lacking in financial transparency and of its inability to carry out a responsible approach towards the players. Besides, according to her, the USSF does not extend equal support and opportunities for women. She has also raised the issue of USSF’s failure in ensuring adequate scope for athletes suffering from stroke and ambulatory cerebral palsy.
When Solo filed the complaint last year, the USOC had dismissed her complaint. As per the panel, the former goalkeeper has had not been able to pursue as well as exhaust all the claims within U.S. Soccer Federation’s grievance process which is mandatory as per Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.
However, last week, a 3-women-led arbitration panel- headed by Connie Peterson, Carolyn Witherspoon and Rebecca Albrecht- has asked for single arbitrator on part of USOC to hear Solo’s case.