resigned as men's soccer head coach at UCLA, his alma mater, the school confirmed to media on Thursday. DOJ: Indictment
The move comes a week after he was
placed on leave following his indictment for conspiring to commit racketeering. He's accused of taking payments totaling $200,000 in the bribery scandal that rocked college admissions.
was one of nine college coaches, including three former women's soccer coaches, indicted in a bribery scheme that involved dozens of wealthy parents trying to get their children who otherwise might
not have gained admission to top-level universities admitted on made-up credentials as recruited athletes.
He is accused of taking payments for one women's player and one men's player
admitted into UCLA.
Salcedo captained the USA at the 1989 U.S. Under-17 World Cup team and played for UCLA when it won the 1990 NCAA Division I title. He spent five years in MLS with the
LA Galaxy, Chicago, Columbus and Tampa Bay.
Under Salcedo, UCLA advanced to the NCAA Division I title game in 2006 and 2014. In recent years, the Bruins have struggled as more players
from talent-rich Southern California turn pro out of high school, but they continue to produce top pro prospects.
He leaves with a 182-89-42 in his 15 years at UCLA, making him the
second-longest tenured Bruin men's coach after the late Sigi Schmid
, whom he played for. The Bruins won six Pac-12 titles and made the NCAA Tournament in 14 of his 15 seasons.