MORE: U.S. Soccer U.S. Soccer Federation, Foundation reach agreement after lawsuit USWNT file motion to appeal in equal pay fight MLS launches ‘elite competition’ in wake of U.S. Soccer academy cuts CHICAGO (AP) Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave. The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15. Wahlke was put on leave after USSF president Carlos Cordeiro resigned March 12 and was replaced by former national team player Cindy Parlow Cone, who had been vice president. Parlow Cone said the USSF legal process will be reviewed. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] The shakeup occurred after the law firm representing the USSF in a lawsuit by women’s national team players filed papers in federal court claiming the women’s team didn’t have the physical abilities or the same responsibilities as the men’s team. That sparked a furor that included an on-field protest by players wearing their warm-up jerseys inside out to hide the USSF crest. The federation then changed its law firm in the case. Parlow Cone says she hopes to settle the suit… Read full this story
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