CHICAGO – There will be special elections for U.S. Soccer president and vice president at the organization’s Annual General Meeting next year, it was announced Saturday.

In fact, the process has started for individuals to submit their intent to be a candidate in the election for president or vice president during the AGM in Chicago Feb. 26-27, 2021.

In accordance with U.S. Soccer’s Bylaws, if the U.S. Soccer president resigns there will be a special election at the National Council Meeting during the next AGM for the remainder of the former president’s term. That occurred because Carlos Cordeiro resigned in 2019 and vice president Cindy Parlow Cone took over his role.

In this case, the election will be for a one-year term. In 2022, the regular election for U.S. soccer president will be held for the next four-year term. The special election to fill the vacant vice president position will be for the remaining three-year term that runs through 2024.

The deadline for candidates to submit conflicts disclosures and letters of support is Dec. 29, 2020.

The nomination process for both positions 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 as listed here), submit to a background check and complete a conflict of interest disclosure.