Former U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro, who resigned amidst controversy over his federation’s handling of the women’s national team’s lawsuit against USSF for pay discrimination, has announced through his web page that he has decided to run for re-election.
“In recent months, members across our Federation have approached me with their concerns about the direction of U.S. Soccer and have asked me to consider running again for president,” the former partner at Goldman Sachs said.
Cordeiro was elected to the position in February 2018 and was President during US Soccer’s problematic assertion that male athletes are superior to their female counterparts, admitting to their sexist culture while justifying not giving the four-time World Cup champions equal pay because their contributions were not considered to be equal to those of the men’s team.
The federation argued that women have less ability than men because ability is based on the level of certain physical attributes, such as speed and strength. A federation attorney further stated that the men’s team required “a higher level of skill” which was not a sexist stereotype but “indisputable science.”
Cordeiro resigned on March 12, 2020 but according to the Harvard graduate, “Over the past two years, I’ve continued to do everything I can to help grow the game. As an elected member of the Concacaf Council, I was a strong supporter of efforts to expand competitions for women, including the revamped W Championship and new W Gold Cup.”
If the misogynist mentality remains within the US Soccer Federation, it would only seem right that they would want to put back in place a president who will tolerate and also take the fall for the organization’s bad behavior.
The 2022 U.S. Soccer Presidential Election will take place during the National Council Meeting on March 5, 2022 at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.