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Report: Carlos Bocanegra withdraws name from U.S. Soccer GM role

That rumor lasted all of 24 hours.

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Atlanta United Vice President Carlos Bocanegra has informed the United States Soccer Federation that he is not interested in taking the role of general manager at this time, according to a report from by Ives Galarcep.

According to the report, Bocanegra cited his desire to continue in his role in Atlanta as the reason for removing himself from consideration. As recently as late last night, Galarcep reported that Bocanegra was in the running to fill the newly-created role in the USSF setup to oversee all soccer-related activities. Most importantly, the general manager will be leading the task force assigned to hiring the next United States Men’s National Team manager.

One interesting note in the report is that Bocanegra has not completely disconnected himself from the federation. Instead of taking on the full-time role of general manager, Bocanegra will serve as an advisor to newly-elected USSF President Carlos Cordeiro. It’s unknown whether Bocanegra will be compensated for any consultation he provides USSF.

Atlanta United recently promoted Bocanegra from Technical Director to Vice President with his contract expiring March 2022.

So. As you were.