Today, Tuesday, Dec. 12, is the deadline for all candidates to submit the paperwork needed to satisfy requirements to become a candidate for U.S. Soccer Federation president.
The actual deadline is 11:59 p.m. CT (which is 12:59 a.m. ET, Wednesday).
The federation said the official slate of candidates will be announced after all applications are reviewed by its nominating and governance committee. To be eligible, candidates need at least three nominations from state associations or other entities of the federation that votes in elections.
Nine men and women have thrown their hat into the ring.
Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter, U.S. Soccer vice president Carlos Cordeiro, Boston attorney Steve Gans, New York lawyer Michael Winograd, United Premier Soccer League Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe and former U.S. internationals Eric Wynalda, Paul Caligiuri, Kyle Martino and Hope Solo.
Incumbent Sunil Gulati has announced he will not run for an unprecedented fourth consecutive term.
The election is scheduled for the federation’s Annual General Meeting in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 10.