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US Soccer reboots, elects Carlos Cordeiro president

Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup.

The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday. He succeeds Sunil Gulati, who led the organization since 2006.

Cordeiro was Gulati's right-hand man the past two years. Now, he's charged, among other things, with running the U.S. end of a bid with Mexico and Canada for the right to host the 2026 World Cup.

Other priorities include the hiring of a general manager for the men's team, a position Cordeiro said must be filled before launching a...

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