Eric Wynalda is one of eight candidates running for USSF president. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
Eric Wynalda got some more support for his candidacy for U.S. Soccer president Saturday.
Paul Lapointe, who did not acquire the required three nominations from the U.S. Soccer community to be put on the ballot, backed the former U.S. international on Twitter.
This is what Lapointe wrote:
“Dear American Soccer Community,
“It is with excitement and passion that I fully support the candidate that has the character who displays Inclusion, Honesty, Integrity and the will to support all of us in this amazing sport of soccer in the USA. That candidate is Eric Wynalda.”
Wynalda, who received, the National Premier Soccer League’s endorsement Friday night, is one of eight candidates running for president.
The other seven include three other former U.S. national team players — Paul Caligiuri, Kyle Martino and Hope Solo, U.S. Soccer vice president Carlos Cordeiro, Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter, Boston attorney Steven Gans and New York lawyer Michael Winograd.
The election will be held at the USSF Annual General Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Feb. 10.