U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro
U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro




U.S. Soccer’s Membership elected Carlos Cordeiro to a four-year term as U.S. Soccer’s 32nd President during the National Council Meeting at the Federation’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Orlando.

A life-long soccer fan, Cordeiro became President after serving in various roles with U.S. Soccer since 2007, when he was appointed as the Federation’s first Independent Director. As Vice President in 2016 and 2017, he worked to reform Board governance with a focus on greater transparency and accountability.

He has also previously served as U.S. Soccer Treasurer and Chair of the Budget Committee. In addition, he represents U.S. Soccer on the Concacaf Council and FIFA’s Stakeholders Committee.

His business executive background includes more than 30 years of experience in international finance. Cordeiro became a partner at Goldman Sachs in the early 1990s and was appointed Vice Chairman – Asia in 2000. In those roles, he advised governments, global corporations, and financial institutions worldwide. Although now retired, he remains an honorary advisor to the firm.

From 2005 to 2015, he also served as an independent director of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest natural resources company, where he focused on governance, finance and risk management.

Born to a Colombian mother and Portuguese-Indian father, Cordeiro immigrated to the United States from India with his mother and three siblings at the age of 15, becoming an American citizen 10 years later.

He is a graduate of Miami Beach High School, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School. As a dedicated philanthropist, Cordeiro has supported nonprofit causes that reflect his commitment to education and healthcare, and he has held director-level positions at several charitable foundations.


Remarks to the US Youth Soccer Annual General Meeting
July 27, 2019

Remarks Celebrating the 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions
July 10, 2019

Summer of Soccer!
May 31, 2019

Update from U.S. Soccer
April 12, 2019

Welcome Remarks at the 1999 USWNT Reunion Brunch
April 7, 2019

Welcome Remarks to the 34th Concacaf Congress
March 28, 2019

Open Letter About Women's National Team Lawsuit
March 15, 2019

Update from U.S. Soccer
February 18, 2019

Remarks to National Council at 2019 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting
February 16, 2019

Tribute to U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General Dan Flynn at 2019 U.S. Soccer AGM
February 16, 2019 

Welcome Remarks at 2019 Werner Fricker Award Dinner Honoring April Heinrichs
February 16, 2019

Update from U.S. Soccer
December 21, 2018

Remarks Welcoming Gregg Berhalter as the U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach
New York City, New York
December 4, 2018

Remarks at Soccerex USA Opening Ceremony
Miami, Florida
November 15, 2018

Remarks at the National Soccer Hall of Fame Grand Opening & Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony
Frisco, Texas
October 20, 2018

Open Letter to the Youth Soccer Community in America
October 16, 2018

Remarks to US Adult Soccer Annual General Meeting Sept. 22 2018
Buffalo, New York
September 22, 2018

Update from U.S. Soccer: Growing the Game Here at Home
September 7, 2018

Remarks to US Youth Soccer Annual General Meeting July 28 2018
Frisco, Texas
July 28, 2018

Update from U.S. Soccer: The World Cup is Coming to the USA!
June 22, 2018

United Bid presentation to FIFA Congress
Moscow, Russia
June 13, 2018

Update from U.S. Soccer
April 19, 2018

Open Letter to Our Soccer Family
February 13, 2018

Remarks to USSF Annual General Meeting as President
Orlando, Florida
February 10, 2018