Carlos Cordeiro, an Insider, Is Elected President of U.S. Soccer
The chaos which has enveloped U.S. Soccer over the last few years culminating in the Men’s National Team failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup was seen by many as the perfect time to have a fresh start as an organization. The decision of U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati not to run for the presidency amid various lawsuits and the decision of the brightest young Men’s player in the nation, Jonathan Gonzalez to pledge his international future to Mexico all pointed to the need for a new broom in the organization.
Of the eight candidates standing for the Presidency, Carlos Cordeiro was the one individual expected to continue the work of the outgoing President in a similar vein to how it had progressed over the last few years. For that reason, many individuals associated worth U.S. Soccer had called on the members voting to look in another direction in order to rid the organization of the many problems it has faced in terms of the corruption scandals and much more in the wider probe on FIFA monetary issues.
Despite the efforts of U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper, Hope Solo who called on the delegates at the annual meeting where the vote on the new President took place to call for change as the appointment of another insider would simply prolong the problems faced by those at grassroots and international level for equal respect alongside the Men’s Team. Cordeiro won the Presidency with ease and has annonced he will aim to build a brighter future for the soccer players of the U.S. starting at the grassroots level and working upwards.