SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2016) - U.S. Soccer’s membership elected Carlos Cordeiro as U.S. Soccer Vice President at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this morning at the Marriott Rivercenter. Cordeiro will serve a four year term as Vice President.
“I was overwhelmed by the support I received today from our membership,” said Cordeiro. “Soccer is arguably enjoying its strongest period of success in recent memory, and I am honored to have been granted the opportunity to be involved with the Federation these past eight years. I look forward to taking on the challenge of serving as Vice President and continuing to grow the game in all its forms here in the U.S.”
Cordeiro joined U.S. Soccer in 2007 as an Independent Director – the first person to be appointed and ratified by the National Council for an Independent Director position of which there are now three. During his tenure with U.S. Soccer, Cordeiro volunteered for numerous roles, including serving as Vice Chair of U.S. Soccer’s World Cup Bid Committee from 2008-10. He has has served as U.S. Soccer Treasurer since 2008 and chaired U.S. Soccer’s budget committee since 2011.
A retired business executive, Cordeiro began his work in the sports industry in 2001, volunteering on the board of New York City’s Olympic Bid Committee.
In other news from the National Council Meeting, Donna Shalala was reconfirmed as an Independent Director for a two-year term.
The AGM concludes with former Women’s National Team and North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance being honored as U.S. Soccer’s 2016 Werner Fricker Award Winner.