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Carlos Cordeiro Elected President Of US Soccer Federation

Carlos Cordeiro is the new president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Cordeiro, the USSF vice president since 2016, was elected to the top post on the third ballot of voting at the US Soccer Annual General Meeting in Orlando on Saturday. He received 68.6 percent of the vote in the third round after leading the previous two ballots of voting, but not achieving the majority vote needed to secure the position.

A former executive at Goldman Sachs, Cordeiro has been a part of the US Soccer board since 2007. He replaces Sunil Gulati, the USSF president since 2006.

Following the election, Major League Soccer released the following statement:

"Major League Soccer congratulates Carlos Cordeiro on his election today as President of the U.S. Soccer Federation. We have enjoyed a productive relationship with Carlos in his time as a U.S. Soccer board member during the last 11 years. We look forward to working with Carlos on the continued advancement of soccer in the United States."