Cindy Parlow Cone has been re-elected as United States Soccer Federation vice-president to a full four-year term following a vote at the organization’s Annual General Meeting.
Parlow Cone convincingly defeated US Soccer Board of Directors Adult Council Representative John Motta, gaining almost 74 per cent of the vote, to gain re-election at the AGM in Nashville, Tennessee.
Parlow Cone was elected to the role last February, on an initial one-year term, when the position became vacant after Carlos Cordeiro was elevated to US Soccer president.
“It has been an honor to serve as vice president, and I look forward to continuing the work of growing the game, creating better environments for all and eliminating barriers to access over the next four years,” Parlow Cone said.
Parlow Cone scored 75 goals in 158 international appearances for the US national team from 1995-2006, winning two Olympic gold medals and the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
It was also announced that the Jill Ellis Scholarship has been established to focus on supporting women’s coaches and growing the number of women coaches working at all levels of the game in the US. The scholarship fund has already raised $215,000 to support women’s coaches.
Ellis was the former coach of the US women’s national team, winning back-to-back Women’s World Cups in 2015 and 2019.
Meanwhile, the third tier National Independent Soccer Association was formally approved as a professional league and, in turn, made a voting member of the US Soccer Pro League Council.