Carlos Cordero, CBA, Wilson discussed on ESPN FC



Agreement that they thought they had. The men's union had agreed with will Wilson on a particular deal. And then when it was presented to the board of directors, the board of directors said no. We're not going to agree to this deal, and that's created a little bit of ill will on the men's side. So ultimately, I don't think the sticking point is going to be sharing the World Cup revenue, but it's going to be, you know, can the men agree to these terms that they thought they had last summer. So that's a little bit of a tricky dynamic, I think. And again, we'll see what gets agreed to, but the women's deal, as well as the men's deal. Jeff, what's taken so long, you said that last June they agreed and they thought they had something in hand. What's taking so long? Well, I mean, the deal got pulled off the table. And that left a lot of bitterness and a lot of unhappiness on the part of the men's union. Again, the union leadership agree to deal or thought they had agreed to deal with will Wilson. They thought that he was going to be the decision to make her that was going to agree to this particular deal. But then when it got presented to the board of directors, they said no. So I think there's a little bit of confusion and a lack of trust I would say on the men's side, just in terms of, well, if we agree to a deal again, who's to say that the board isn't going to turn their backs on that deal as well. So I think there's been a real breakdown in trust. There was talk of them going on strike. Obviously that didn't happen, but that was a real setback in terms of the men's CBA. And obviously, that's had a little bit of a cascade effect in terms of the women's CBA and trying to come to some kind of agreement on these World Cup bonuses. Jeff, let's get into this presidential election. We got the incumbent Cindy parlow cone and the person that she replaced. Carlos Cordero going head head as you mentioned at this coming Saturday at the AGM for U.S. soccer down in Atlanta. Let's start with a very basic question about this election because I don't feel like a lot of people know this. Who actually votes and where is the power kind of the deciding power and all this concentrate? Because we keep hearing a lot about the athletes council. Yeah, there's four main constituencies. There's the youth state associations. There's the adult amateur state associations. There's what's called the pro council, which includes NWSL, USL, MLS, and then there's the athletes council. And there was some legislation passed the congressional level last year that required the athletes to have one third of the vote in any kind of National Council or on the board of directors. And so some changes have been made in terms of the voting structure and the makeup of the board of directors in the USSF to make sure they abide by that particular legislation. That particular law that's now been passed. So right now, the bulk of the power lies with the athletes council. Again, that's 33 and a third percent of the weighted vote that they're going to be able to wield. In the past, the athletes council has tended to vote as a block where they decide this is the candidate we're going to get behind, you know, this is the person that we're going to throw our lot in with in four years ago, that was Carlos Cordero. But a year ago in the vice presidential election, that was the first sign that maybe the athletes council wasn't going to vote as a block going forward. They didn't on that hearing is that. It's not going to be entirely as a block this time. There have been some public statements from Danielle slate from Lori Lindsay, saying they're backing Cindy parlo cone, but whether the rest of the athletes council is going to fall in line with that or agree with that. That still remains to be seen. I'm told that there's some meetings taking place later this week to try to hash that out and see if they are going to vote as a block or if they're going to allow people to kind of go their separate ways. Jeff, you're one of the few reporters who has actually been able to make contact with both candidates. What are the few of the key differences between both? I'm sorry I didn't catch that. I said, you're one of the few reporters who's actually been able to make contact with both candidates. What are the few key differences between the both between both candidates, excuse me? Well, if you talk to Carl's Cordero, you know, he's basically saying, hey, the grassroots people at the state associations for both the adult.

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