Sunil Gulati

Major League Soccer

Carlos Cordeiro’s tenure will be judged by how he handles Soccer United Marketing (SUM)

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After Carlos Cordeiro’s election win this past weekend as US Soccer Federation (USSF) President, the general sense is that Cordeiro’s management style will be different than his predecessor Sunil Gulati and that he will attempt to find a more consensus-based approach to issues. But in terms of general policies and positions, he doesn’t differ from Gulati very much except in one notable place - the role of Soccer United Marketing (SUM) as the media partner of US Soccer.

Major Link Soccer: Hope Solo calls out U.S. Soccer Leaderhsip

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In a podcast interview, the goalkeeper/USSF presidential candidate detailed the threats Sunil Gulati and others made towards USWNT players requesting higher wages

Seattle

The December Sounders Alliance meeting focused on voting for the 2018 executive staff.

Ten Sounders academy players have been called into United States Youth National Team January camps.

Around The Forest: Sunil Gulati will not run for USSF President

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Also: Sporting KC ready to splash the cash, Kekutah Manneh trials with Union Berlin, Expansion finalists make their pitches to MLS and more!

Portland

T2 Announce 2018 Tryout Details | Portland Timbers
T2 will conduct player tryouts from February 3-4 at the adidas Timbers Training Facility as the team prepares for its fourth season in USL.

Ranking MLS-based contenders for USMNT manager

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The top five coaches in MLS who will in the USMNT manager discussion.

The aftermath of the US men's national team failing to qualify for the World Cup continues to reverberate around the American soccer landscape, and the latest discussion has been centered around the future of the managerial position.

Major Link Soccer: Sunil Gulati could be the first domino to fall

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Also: Kaka is leaving MLS, and Houston does Seattle a favor

MLS

Orlando City SC's Captain, Kaka, has announced that he will not renew his contract after this season.

Getting on Twitter and saying you will do something to your body if a player or team does something in general is not always the best thing.

Major Link Soccer: Pro/Rel isn't for America

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Sunil Gulati shares his feeling on promotion relegation in America, remember the name Timothy Tillman, and watch Goals of the Week.

Major League Soccer

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati offered his explanation for why promotion/relegation is not implemented in the United States–and isn't likely to be anytime soon.

AFP

US soccer elects vice-president Cordeiro as new chief

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Orlando (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation vice-president Carlos Cordeiro was elected chief of the governing body on Saturday, replacing outgoing president Sunil Gulati who stepped down after the country’s 2018 World Cup flop.

Cordeiro, a Harvard-educated former investment banker, came through a crowded field of eight contenders to win on a third ballot at the USSF’s annual meeting at the Seaworld resort in Orlando.

US soccer elects vice-president Cordeiro as new chief

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Orlando (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation vice-president Carlos Cordeiro was elected chief of the governing body on Saturday, replacing outgoing president Sunil Gulati who stepped down after the country’s 2018 World Cup flop.

Cordeiro, a Harvard-educated former investment banker, came through a crowded field of eight contenders to win on a third ballot at the USSF’s annual meeting at the Seaworld resort in Orlando.

USA opts for youth with no World Cup in sight

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Acting US national team coach Dave Sarachan opted for young prospects in calling upon 30 players on Monday for the Americans annual January training camp.

The session is set to open Wednesday at Los Angeles with the culmination of workouts to be a January 28 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the training camp in Carson, home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

USA opts for youth with no World Cup in sight

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Acting US national team coach Dave Sarachan opted for young prospects in calling upon 30 players on Monday for the Americans annual January training camp.

The session is set to open Wednesday at Los Angeles with the culmination of workouts to be a January 28 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the training camp in Carson, home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

US soccer chief Gulati to step down

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati said Monday he will not seek re-election next year as the fallout from the USA’s failure to qualify for the World Cup claimed another victim.

Gulati told ESPN in an interview that he had decided not to enter the battle for the presidency of the USSF, which has seen several candidates enter the running.

Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Assistant Sarachan to coach US team at Portugal friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – US national team assistant coach Dave Sarachan will guide an American squad still reeling after missing out on the World Cup in a November friendly in Portugal, US Soccer announced Tuesday.

Bruce Arena resigned as coach on October 13 after the Americans lost 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago in their qualifying finale and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Landon Donovan mulls run for US Soccer presidency: reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Landon Donovan, the all-time goals co-leader for the United States national team, is considering running for president of the US Soccer Federation, Sports Illustrated and ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 35-year-old striker, who last played for the American squad in 2014, would be a potential challenger to incumbent Sunil Gulati, who last week refused to resign in the wake of the US men failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

USA to face Portugal in soccer friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – The United States will face Portugal next month in the team’s first game since their shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation announced Monday.

A statement said the USA, who were sensationally dumped out of World Cup contention last week following a loss to Trinidad & Tobago, will face Portugal on November 14 in Faro.

U.S. Soccer

Sunil Gulati critical of USSF presidential election's tone

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Sunil Gulati is not happy about the tone of the current USSF presidential election.

Speaking at the 2018 Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Philadelphia, Gulati expressed frustration with the way some of the candidates that are looking to replace him have campaigned. Gulati did not mention anyone by name specifically during his approximate 17-minute speech, but was critical of several of the promises that are being made.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati will not run for re-election

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Sunil Gulati has been the head of U.S. Soccer since 2006, and is currently in his fourth term as president. After 12 years of service and a missed World Cup, Gulati has decided not to run for re-election and will step down at the end of his term, according to ESPN on Monday.

"I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and talking about it with many people in many different positions many of whom told me I should run," Gulati said on Monday.

SUM president Kathy Carter considering running for U.S. Soccer presidency

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Another candidate could join the field for the upcoming U.S. Soccer presidential election.

Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter told ESPN that she is considering running for the presidency of U.S. Soccer. According to ESPN, Carter is in "the final stages" of finalizing her bid with her chances of running at "95 percent.

Report: Portugal friendly to be only USMNT match of November window

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It appears the November international break will feature just one match for the U.S. Men's National Team.

According to ESPN, the U.S. will only play Portugal as part of the November international break, which runs from the 6-14. The U.S. is set to face the reigning Euro champions in Portugal on Nov.

U.S. Soccer looking towards short, long-term coaching hires in addition to technical director

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The Bruce Arena Era is over, but the search for the next U.S. Men's National Team coach is one that will take quite some time.

Speaking on a conference call on Friday, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati says the federation will take its time when it comes to hiring a new permanent coach. For the time being, the federation will appoint someone to take charge of November friendlies before a more long-term fit is identified at some point later on.

USMNT to play November friendlies in Europe, full 2018 schedule

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Failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup isn't stopping the U.S. Men's National Team from still playing a full schedule in the future.

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati confirmed on Friday morning that there's already a game lined up in November to be set in Europe with another one likely happening as well.

Canada, Mexico, U.S. officially form World Cup Bid Committee

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Though its creation shocks nobody, the official formation of the 2026 World Cup bid committee by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. is a significant step towards hosting the upcoming 48-team World Cup.

In an official statement, the bid committee, named United 2026, was unveiled by officials from the three confederations, who laid out its structure and operations.

Report: Boston attorney Gans considering challenging Gulati for U.S. Soccer presidency

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For the past three elections, Sunil Gulati has run opposed for the role of U.S. Soccer president, but it appears he may finally face a challenger in the next election.

Speaking to the Washington Post,Steven Gans, a Boston attorney who has worked in soccer in a variety of different roles, says he is considering running in the next election.

Gulati 'pleased' as FIFA approves fast-tracking of 2026 World Cup process

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North America won't have exclusive bidding rights to the 2026 World Cup, but FIFA did approve the fast-tracking process to determine hosting duty, making the path a bit easier for the combined bid from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

At Wednesday's FIFA congress, FIFA officially approved the fast-tracking process with ninety-three percent of the 209 members voting in favor of the plan.

Gulati confident in joint bid following extensive negotiation process

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The process of putting together a World Cup bid is just that: a process. There are so many discussions, so many hurdles to clear to prepare for the decisions to come. Long before the formality of it all is revealed to the world, so much work is done behind the scenes, away from the bright lights that will hopefully come.

Gulati: U.S. 2026 World Cup bid 'secondary' to immigration ban

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Though confirming the potential for a 2026 U.S. World Cup bid was still in discussion and not yet decided, USSF president Sunil Gulati stated that any bid concerns were 'secondary' to the Trump administration's current immigration ban.

Among the myriad concerns originating from the immigration ban from several predominantly Muslim countries, a potential U.

United States

Hope Solo enters USSF presidential race

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The former Reign goalkeeper wants Sunil Gulati's job.

In June, Hope Solo was interviewed by Ville Magazine about what the future held for her as she recovered from shoulder surgery. While she did not close the door on playing for a club or the United States, Solo said it had to stand for something bigger than just the luminaries that come with representing your country at the highest level of international competition.

Major Link Soccer: Sunil Gulati speaks on the current international climate

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In lead-up to the USMNT's first game under Bruce Arena, Sunil reminds us of the bigger picture.

United States:

Sunil Gulati publicly addressed how the current political climate will impact the United State's efforts for a World Cup bid, saying that it runs secondary to resolving the executive order.

United States Men's National Team

REPORT: Sunil Gulati will not run for another term as US Soccer president

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Sunil Gulati announced through an interview with ESPN's Sam Borden that he will not run for another term in the upcoming US Soccer Federation presidential election. Gulati was eligible for one more four-year term under the US Soccer Federation's term limits. He became US Soccer president in 2006 and was twice re-elected unopposed.

Sunil Gulati: U.S. Soccer doesn't need wholesale changes after missing World Cup

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Changes are certainly coming to U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Men's National Team. After Tuesday's loss, it's going to be a long wait for a World Cup and, throughout that wait, there's no doubt that plenty will be analyzed and addressed from top to bottom.

Just how and what changes, though, remains to be seen.

U.S. National Team

Blame Sunil Gulati for USA’s failure, not the players nor Bruce Arena

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An era of arrogance and excess at US Soccer has yielded what in hindsight was a predictable result. The United States have missed the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over thirty years.

Despite the good fortune the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) received with the weakness of CONCACAF opposition – Honduras is going through a rebuilding phase and Panama’s aging “Golden Generation” seemed to have missed their best shot at qualifying for the World Cup or winning continental silverware in the last cycle – the USMNT still managed to miss qualification.

Blame Sunil Gulati for USA’s failure, not the players nor Bruce Arena

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An era of arrogance and excess at US Soccer has yielded what in hindsight was a predictable result. The United States have missed the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over thirty years.

Despite the good fortune the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) received with the weakness of CONCACAF opposition – Honduras is going through a rebuilding phase and Panama’s aging “Golden Generation” seemed to have missed their best shot at qualifying for the World Cup or winning continental silverware in the last cycle – the USMNT still managed to miss qualification.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Feb 1, 2018

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It's Day 32 of 2018.


Rumor has it that Minnesota United director Manny Lagos is in Colombia to negotiate with Deportivo Cali for attacking midfielder Nicolas Benedetti. By Jeff Rueter for ESPNFC.

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Near the end of the article there is info on NEW subpoenas being issued by the US Justice Department pertaining to more FIFA inquiries.

World Cup 2026 bid explainer

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - You've probably already heard about the US, Canada, and Mexico partnering to launch a sprawling bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The three nations have submitted an ambitious plan for the first edition of FIFA's expanded 48-team tournament.

News roundup: Maher on the move, Jersey girl to SKC, and Jürgen’s new job

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Also- Jermaine Jones in your ears, Pogba playing Uno, and American Outlaw optimism.

NWSL commissioner Plush steps down

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As the NWSL enters its fifth season of play in April, the league will be searching for a new commissioner after current leader Jeff Plush stepped down.

The league announced on Thursday that Plush has opted to leave his position as commissioner in order to pursue new opportunities. Plush had been in charge of the NWSL since taking over inJan.

Curtin's remarks on Union scrimmage, PRO hires Howard Webb: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/8/17

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Hump Day Links.

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin on scrimmage against U-17 USMNT: "Today was good preparation as we move forward into preseason"
Here's some words from Jim Curtin on today's scrimmage.

MLS News

PRO hire Howard Webb to manage Video Assistant Referee operations
With MLS introducing the testing of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) this season, the Professional Referee Organization announced on Tuesday the appointment of retired FIFA referee Howard Webb as Manager of VAR Operations.