"New York City, you have outdone yourselves yet again," he started off saying. "What a parade...I feel like one of the luckiest people on earth."
After noting the USWNT is the only team in history to win 12 straight World Cup matches and set records for goals in a World Cup and goals in a single game, he turned his attention to individual accolades.
He mentioned Bronze Ball winner Rose Lavelle, Silver Boot winner Alex Morgan, and Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner Megan Rapinoe -- only to mispronounce Ra-PINO, as RAP-in-o.
People quickly took to social media to call out the mistake, and to relate it to the current state of women's soccer.
The head of US soccer just got Megan Rapinoe’s name wrong in case you were wondering why they fight for respect against their own federation— Aaron (@a_mc92) July 10, 2019
Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccerthe), president of @ussoccer, just took the podium at City Hall and mispronounced Megan Rapinoe's last name. Anyone can make a mistake - I've mangled my share of names - but that's an incomprehensible blunder. She took it in good humor, tho (I think).— Jim O'Grady (@jimog) July 10, 2019
the U.S. Soccer president really just butchered Megan Rapinoe’s last name wtf— Shrina Patel (@shrina4) July 10, 2019
He then butchered Rapinoe’s name 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️— Shea #Win4Wynonna (@Eat_Work_Run) July 10, 2019
Rapinoe, the team co-captain, was the most talked about person in the tournament and is arguably the most famous female soccer player in the world.
Making matters worse, Corderio shared a float with Rapinoe during the Parade of Champions that led up to the City Hall ceremony.
When she was introduced, Rapinoe struck her now-famous victory pose, let a fan hold the World Cup trophy, and danced on stage.