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Cordeiro elected US Soccer President after third round victory

11 February 2018, 03:43 | Anna Jefferson

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Carlos Cordeiro won Saturday's U.S. Soccer presidential election after three rounds of voting, beating a field of seven other candidates, among which his closest competitors were Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter and former players and TV personalities Kyle Martino and Eric Wynalda. Cordeiro and Carter, by virtue of their positions, were seen as establishment candidates and were joined by a host of other voices including former USA men's national team players Eric Wynalda, Kyle Martino and Paul Caliguiri, former US women's team goalkeeper Hope Soloal, Steve Gans and Michael Winograd.

A life-long soccer fan, Cordeiro becomes President after serving in various roles with U.S. Soccer since being appointed as the Federation's first Independent Director in 2007.

The election received significantly more attention than in past years where Gulati typically ran without an opponent, likely because of the failed qualifying bid and a field of eight hopeful candidates.

Cordeiro will serve a four-year term.

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

Michael Bradley and Christian Pulisic of the United States men's national team react to their loss against Trinidad and Tobago during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier on October 10, 2017. He got 68.6 percent of the votes in the third round, followed by Kathy Carter (10.6), Kyle Martino (10.6), Eric Wynalda (8.9) and Hope Solo (1.4). One of Cordeiro's first orders of business will be finding a replacement.

The other candidates were: former men's national team players Paul Caligiuri, Kyle Martino and Eric Wynalda, lawyers Steve Gans and Michael Winograd and former USA women's goalkeeper Hope Solo. Gulati will retain a role as a member of the USSF board and the Federation Internationale de Football Association executive council, and as chairman of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Caligiuri withdrew after receiving less than 1 percent on the first ballot.

The second round of voting saw Cordeiro inch up to 41.8 percent of the vote, while Carter dropped slightly to 33.3 percent. He first took the top U.S. Soccer job in 2006. That brought her into a tie with Martino, who also brought in 10.6 percent of the vote. It was the youth, the adult, the athletes and the professionals. "I think my numbers speak to that".

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