USWNT players endorse Cindy Parlow Cone for US Soccer president

Women’s national team players in the United States support Cindy Pallo Korn ahead of Saturday’s presidential election for the US Football Association.

Thirty-two players, including Becky Sourbrunn, Megan Rapinoe and Catarina Macario, issued a statement in favor of Korn on Friday.

“The American Football Association needs a leader to move our sport forward, not backwards, and that’s why we recommend Cindy Pallo Corn to the President,” the players write. “We are Cindy’s integrity, her passion for games as a former player and coach, her practical approach as a business leader, and to players at all levels from her national team to grassroots levels. We respect our commitment. “

The players are on the team Recent reconciliation with US footballAs evidence of Korn’s commitment to progress and equality, he promised to equalize wages between the men’s and women’s national teams at the time of ratification of the CBA.

Korn opposes former US Football Federation President Carlos Cordero, who resigned from the post in March 2020 while being scrutinized for the processing of equal pay for equal work. During his tenure, US soccer lawyers in court argued that women should be paid less because of their inherent physical inferiority to male players.

The US Football Association presidential election will take place on Saturday, with members of the 23-player Athlete Council as part of the voting body. Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, Sauerbrunn and Lynn Williams are members of the 23 Athletes Council, which are members of the Voting Commission. Each of them signed a letter approving the cone.

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