Carlos Cordeiro Wins U.S. Soccer Election For President, Succeeds Sunil Gulati

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Carlos Cordeiro is the new boss of the United States Soccer Federation.

The former Goldman Sachs executive won U.S. Soccer’s presidential election Saturday at the organization’s annual meeting after earning a majority of votes in the third round of balloting. He’ll succeed Sunil Gulati, who was U.S. Soccer’s president since 2006.

Cordeiro beat Kathy Carter, whom many considered the other front-runner, and a host of others in the hotly contested and highly scrutinized election.

Cordeiro was a longtime vice president and board member at U.S. Soccer, with many considering him to be Gulati’s right-hand man. He thanked voters and his opponents after the voting.

Cordeiro now will oversee an organization that’s still reeling from the aftermath of the U.S. men’s soccer team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Hiring a new national-team coach will be among his top priorities at U.S. Soccer.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images

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