After a week of intense scrutiny, US Soccer Federation (USSF) president Carlos Cordeiro has announced his resignation. USSF vice president, Cindy Parlow Cone, will replace him.
Cordeiro stepped down Thursday amid the public turmoil of a lawsuit by the National Women's Team, requiring equal pay. The USSF attorneys have asked the court to dismiss the case in which the women's team was seeking USD 67 million.
According to the leaked court documents, argued that female athletes have fewer responsibilities than their male counterparts. USSF also noted that the job of a men's national team player requires ''more strength and speed'' that