U.S. soccer president tells CNN more misconduct cases reported to U.S. Soccer in 2017
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As the U.S. Men’s National Team prepares to face Costa Rica on Wednesday, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro says more allegations of possible doping by players have come forward during the current World Cup cycle.
Cordeiro said in a Tuesday briefing his agency will review the cases reported by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that have surfaced since the Women’s Football World Cup in Japan ended on Sunday.
“This is a huge number, but it’s a small sample,” Cordeiro told reporters at the daily news briefing in Washington, D.C. “The U.S. will only get a sample of that. We hope that in the next 18 months, when we are going to the next major championships in January and February, more information comes about these cases.”
U.S. Soccer officials will then determine whether or not there is cause for further action, Cordeiro said.
He says that “it’s important in every sport, in every team at all levels, that people are playing clean and are focused on the game as they are playing.”
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“The number of cases of potential doping and the number of instances where these cases have been reported to U.S. Soccer has also increased over (the) last 24 months,” Cordeiro said.
The latest allegations came to light after a plane carrying New England Patriots star Tom Brady crashed last month. Brady was on a flight from Florida to New England, and was not on the plane