US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro steps down

US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro steps down
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  • calendar-gray 13 March 2020

According to media reports, citing Cordeiro's remarks in the court filing, male players had a greater level of responsibility than women and that their job "requires a higher level of skill based on speed and strength", APA reports quoting AP.

On Thursday, Cordeiro stepped down as president of the USSF, in fallout from an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit by female teams.

According to the media report, several USSF board members have issued extraordinary rebukes that raised questions over whether Cordeiro retains their support.

USSF sponsors reportedly joined the protest and issued statements backing the players, including Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, Procter & Gamble and Volkswagen.

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