The manager, of Colombian descent, swept the elections in which he got 68.6% of the vote. Cordeiro, 61, replaces Sunil Gulati, who was in charge for 12 years
US Soccer already has a new president, after Carlos Cordeiro was chosen as the top authority of American football in an election that got an overwhelming 68.6 percent in the third round of voting.
Carlos Cordeiro es electo presidente de federación de fútbol de los Estados Unidos.
Ganó con 68.6 por ciento del voto. pic.twitter.com/XiZtqul0eQ
— ESPN Datos (@ESPNDatos) February 10, 2018
So far, Cordeiro served as vice president of the North American Federation and in the elections beat Kathy Carter, the executive director of the commercial arm of the MLS, the ex-football players Kyle Martino and Eric Wynalda, and the player Hope Solo
“This is a great honor,” said Cordeiro, 61. “I want to thank Sunil (Gulati) and our board for their service, all those who did not vote for me, I am going to work to earn their support and confidence in the next four years, I promise that I will work for all to unite as a football community ”
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) February 10, 2018
Cordeiro replaces Gulati, who left office after 12 years in command after the failure of the US team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia and one of his tasks will be to lead the tripartite candidacy of the United States, Mexico and Canada to organize the World Cup of 2026.