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Elected: Carlos Cordeiro president of United States Soccer Federation - Orlando, FL

Carlos Cordeiro is elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on the third ballot Saturday
Frederick Owens | 11 February, 2018, 03:42

Sunil Gulati's successor will be chosen at U.S. Soccer's Annual General Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where the election will determine which of the eight candidates will lead the federation forward.

Other candidates include former USWNT star goalkeeper Hope Solo, who has been doing her best to shine a light on the inadequacies and accused corruptions of the current U.S. Soccer regime, as well as current USSF Vice President Carlos Cordeiro. The two establishment candidates Carlos Cordeiro and Kathy Carter have not just been part of the system, they have created and shaped US soccer into what it is today.

With a 68.6 percent majority vote, @CACSoccer has been elected U.S. Soccer President.

Cordeiro's percentage increased each round of the body's first contested election in almost two decades, rising from 36.3 to 41.8 on the second ballot. Cordeiro said in his remarks after winning the election.

Cordeiro paid tribute to the outgoing Sunil Gulati, whom he replaces in the position, highlighting his "tireless service".

The official also represents U.S. Soccer on the CONCACAF Council and FIFA's Stakeholders Committee.

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USA's men's national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, marking the first time since 1986 the States have been left out of the final World Cup field. Additionally, former Women's National Team head coach Tony DiCicco will posthumously be honored as U.S. Soccer's 2018 Werner Fricker Award victor, while long-time soccer media professional Jim Trecker will be presented with the Colin Jose Media Award. He is a graduate of Miami Beach High School, Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

The US is also bidding to co-host the 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and Canada.

Caligiuri withdrew after receiving less than 1 percent on the first ballot. Wynalda finished third with 13.7 percent of the vote, Martino fourth with 8.6 percent, Steve Gans fifth with 4.1 percent and Hope Solo sixth with 1.6 percent.

The second ballot saw Cordeiro pull further clear by securing 41.8 per cent to Carter's 33.3, with Wynalda a distant third on 10.8 per cent. He first took the top U.S. Soccer job in 2006. "It's not about any one council".

"That's one thing I'm incredibly proud of, the way and the process that we have gone about this from conference calls".

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