Carlos Cordeiro seeks U.S. Soccer president post 2 years after resigning under pressure sources say

January 5, 2022

Cordeiro was elected as USSF president in 2018, but resigned nearly two years later amid a backlash to court filings relating to the equal pay lawsuit filed by members of the U.S. women’s national team. Cordeiro and the USSF claimed that the women “do not perform equal work requiring equal skill [and] effort” to the men because “the overall soccer-playing ability required to compete at the senior men’s national team level is materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes such as speed and strength.” ESPN