U.S. Soccer has sacked executives Brian Remedi and Tonya Wallach, Soccer America reported on Thursday.

Remedi had served as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s top administrative officer since CEO Dan Flynn retired last September. He had been the USSF’s chief stakeholders officer as he oversaw the member services department.

He was one of the highest-paid executives at the federation prior to taking on his new role. Remedi earned $326,745 in reportable compensation and $35,217 in other compensation, according to the USSF’s Form 990 for the fiscal year ending March 2019.

Wallach, who was hired in 2017, was the federation’s chief talent and inclusion officer. It was not known how much Wallach was earning.

While rumors swirl over Remedi’s firing, it could been due to U.S. Soccer facing a huge deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and several high-profile lawsuits filed against the federation.

On Wednesday, the federation terminated the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. That had been budgeted to cost $12 million in the fiscal year that started on April 1.

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