This morning, at the Annual General Meeting in Orlando, the United States Soccer Federation voted to elect Carlos Cordeiro to succeed Sunil Gulati as its president. Cordeiro was elected on the third ballot with 68.6% of the vote. Kathy Carter was 2nd with 10.6%, followed by Kyle Martino (10.6%), Eric Wynalda (8.9%), and Hope Solo (1.4%). Paul Caligiuri withdrew his name from consideration after the first ballot, while Michael Winograd and Steve Gans withdrew after the second vote.
Carlos Cordeiro joined the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2007 as an independent director. He has served as U.S. Soccer’s treasurer and was elected Executive Vice President in 2016. He announced his run on November 2nd, going against outgoing president Sunil Gulati and promoting himself as the change candidate with the years of board experience necessary to turn things around at Soccer House.
Carlos Cordeiro will immediately assume the duties of U.S. Soccer president to begin his 4-year term, as U.S. Soccer finishes up its business at the Annual General Meeting tonight and tomorrow.
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