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Cordeiro leaves U.S. Soccer in disarray as federation is left to pick up the pieces of latest mess

The former president steps away in the wake of a massive controversy, leaving behind an organization in need of rebuilding

When Carlos Cordeiro stepped into his role as U.S. Soccer president, he found a federation in disarray. He found a U.S. men's national team program still reeling after missing the 2018 World Cup. He found a U.S. women's national team program that was pushing forward on the field while preparing for an equal pay fight off of it. He found an organization with little leadership and, in many ways, a broken structure.

And, as Cordeiro now leaves that role, he leaves U.