USSF president Parlow Cone to run for re-election

U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) president Cindy Parlow Cone announced on Saturday that she will run for re-election at the organization’s next Annual General Meeting in March.

Parlow Cone made the announcement during a news conference that followed Friday’s meeting of the USSF Board of Directors.

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Parlow Cone took over as president in March of 2020 after then-president Carlos Cordeiro resigned following a backlash to the USSF’s filings in the United States women’s national team equal pay lawsuit.

The filings read in part that women’s national team players “do not perform equal work requiring equal skill [and] effort” because “the overall soccer-playing ability required to compete at the senior men’s national team level is materially influenced by the level of certain physical attributes such as speed and strength.”

The USSF’s by-laws required an election earlier this year to determine who would see out the remainder of Cordeiro’s term, which will end in March of 2022. Cone ran unopposed in that election.

The equal pay lawsuit continues to go on, with the players filing an appeal in July against the summary judgement that threw out the equal pay claims.