US Soccer Federation chief legal officer Lydia Wahlke quits

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.

The shakeup occurred after the law firm representing the USSF in a lawsuit by women’s national team playersfiled papers in federal court claiming the women’s team didn’t have the physical abilities or the same responsibilities as
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