USMNT reveal new crest – and new Vice President

USMNT Crest

by DENY GALLAGHER

It has been a busy week off the the field for the U.S. Soccer Federation as the organization made some important decisions off the field that will influence the future of the sport in this country.

New Crest Revealed

Hours before Friday’s FIFA Election commenced, U.S. Soccer posted a video on Twitter and Facebook of the sign outside of the “Soccer House” in Chicago being removed with the caption “brb.” The tweet went simultaneously with the removal of the former crest from all social media.

After a weekend of radio silence, fans across the country were surprised on Monday morning when tweets from various players and fans surfaced touting the new logo on scarves. The first of these was shared by the official account for the U.S. Soccer Federation just before 7 AM.

The crest is a complete transformation from USSF’s previous logo, from the shield shape to the font and design. This simplified logo includes 13 stripes and the bold letters of USA adorning the top. The new crest will make its debut next month in the United States’ World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala.

Carlos Cordeiro Elected U.S. Soccer Vice President 

A busy week continued for U.S. Soccer on Saturday, as the membership elected Carlos Cordeiro as U.S. Soccer Vice President at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting.

“Soccer is arguably enjoying its strongest period of success in recent memory, and I am honored to have been granted the opportunity to be involved with the Federation these past eight years,” said Cordeiro in his victory speech.

Prior to joining U.S. Soccer in 2007, Cordeiro began his career in sports by volunteering on the board of New York’s Olympic Bid Committee.

The retired finance executive rose quickly through the U.S. Soccer Federation, as chairman of the organization’s budget committee. A position he has held since 2011.

Carlos Cordeiro will serve a four-year team as Vice President of U.S. Soccer.