U.S. Soccer Statement on Presidential Election Candidates

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U.S. Soccer has received letters of nomination for two (2) potential candidates for President. The Nominating and Governance Committee will formally confirm the slate of candidates in the coming days.

The Nominating and Governance Committee is authorized by Bylaw 431 to oversee “the process for nominating candidates for elective office and for determining their eligibility to hold office.” The process the Committee is following is:

  1. to review the nomination letters received to ensure there are sufficient nominations/letters of support submitted by organization members and/or athlete members of the Board of Directors;
  2. to ensure the individual has completed a background check with the National Center for Safety Initiatives and that no conviction or no contest plea to a felony or crime of moral turpitude was reported;
  3. to confirm that the individual has submitted a conflict of interest disclosure form.

Provided the candidate has met each prerequisite, they will be confirmed on the candidate slate. Once the process is complete, the slate will be announced.

The Committee has no plans to make public the nomination letters or the number received by any candidate on the final slate.