bsfan (bsfan) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Head of U.S. Soccer Resigns!

Carlos Cordeiro, former president of the U.S. Soccer Federation (Known for saying Rapinoe's name wrong at the NYC celebration), announced that he was stepping down after a controversial court filing in a lawsuit against the USWNT.

The resignation of Cordeiro is effective immediately. He is replaced by vice president, Cindy Parlow Cone who will be the first woman to head the governing body. Cindy Parlow Cone previously coached the Portland Thorns and was a member of the '99 World Cup Team.

More about the controversy that caused him to retire

After winning the She Believes Cup on Wednesday, Megan Rapinoe said the court filing reflected "some of the undercurrent feelings that they've had for a long time. But to see that as the argument, as blatant misogyny and sexism as the argument against us, is really disappointing."

Carlos Cordeiro tweeted a statement announcing his retirement.

The Team plans to continue forward with their lawsuit. The trial is expected to begin in May.

Quick facts:
The USWNT have played 8 games already this year. The USMNT have played 1.
16,531 attended against the USWNT against England. 26,500 (Sellout) against Spain.19,096 (Sellout) against Japan.
9,172 attended the USMNT against Costa Rica.

Fun fact: If you Google US Soccer, results are all about the USWNT

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tags: sports / athletes - soccer / football

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