CHICAGO – The process to elect a new U.S. Soccer Federation vice president has begun.

It will culminate during a special election at the National Council meeting during U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Saturday, Feb. 16.

The new vice president will assume the officer position vacated by Carlos Cordeiro when he was elected USSF president in February.

Because this election is to fill a vacancy, the term of the newly elected vice president will last one year, to next year’s National Council meeting, during which a new vice presidential election will be held to elect a candidate to a four-year term.

The nomination process is detailed in  Policy 401-1.

Interested candidates must submit three letters of support on official letterhead from an Organization Member (as defined in Bylaw 302  ) and/or one of three Athlete Representatives on the Board of Directors (as listed here), submit to a background check and complete a conflict of interest disclosure. The policy governing the nomination and campaign process for the 2019 U.S. vice presidential election is available HERE.

The deadline for candidates to submit conflicts disclosures and letters of support is Dec. 18. The policy also requires supplementation of conflicts disclosures as the election nears.

For more information about U.S. Soccer’s AGM and/or to register to attend the meeting, please see the U.S. Soccer AGM website at: ussocceragm.com. The U.S. Soccer Bylaws and Policies are alsoavailable here on U.S. Soccer’s website.