Stevens and Solo had taken a team van at training camp in California - players often used the vans for outings and to run errands - and Solo was with Stevens when he was pulled over.
"We need passionate and intelligent soccer people leading the way at U.S Soccer", she wrote.
She said the business strategy at U.S. Soccer is "profit over progress", and that this can't continue. The election to replace Sunil Gulati, who declined this week to run for a fourth term, will be held in February. She recorded 103 shutouts in 202 worldwide matches, making her the greatest women's goalkeeper of all time.
However, Solo has not played for her country since being suspended after calling the Sweden players "cowards" after they beat the USA in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Olympics. Notably, a domestic violence case stemming from a 2014 altercation at a family member's home in Washington state.
The other candidates: Steve Gans, attorney based in Boston; Paul Lapointe, Massachusetts regional director of United Premier Soccer League; Kyle Martino, former professional soccer player and current TV analyst; Michael Winograd, lawyer and former professional player and general manager in the A-League; and Eric Wynalda, former professional soccer player and head coach and current analyst.
The former star goalkeeper has announced that she is running for U.S. Soccer president.
Solo said she is campaigning on four core principles: She aims to create a winning culture in U.S. Soccer, starting with youth development; she'll push for equal pay for the women's national team and all women within U.S. Soccer; she'll address the "pay-to-play" model to make soccer accessible to all; and she'll stress transparency within the federation.
"I'm going to spend a lot of time over the next six months trying to win an election - and that election is to bring the 2026 World Cup here", said Gulati, who is also the chairman of the joint USA/Canada/Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup.