U.S. Soccer presidential race: Nomination check

Yesterday, I saw a list of 44 nominations (43 organizations, 1 athlete) who had nominated someone for the U.S. Soccer presidency.

Today, it’s down to 20. I’m going to reproduce here an email I obtained whose veracity I have confirmed with multiple sources:

U.S. Soccer has received confirmation that Sunil Gulati has officially withdrawn from the presidential nomination and election process. The Nominating & Governance Committee has determined that the 24 Organization Members that nominated Mr. Gulati are therefore eligible to nominate another candidate by December 12, 2017.

We want to remind you that the three (3) letters of support/nomination from Organization Members, or the Athlete members of the Board of Directors is due by 11:59 p.m. on December 12, 2017. If you believe that an Organization Member or Athlete member of the Board of Directors has nominated you and they are not on the list below, please contact me as soon as possible by replying to this email.

I’m not going to reproduce the list to protect the innocent. Or the guilty, in some cases. Depends on your point of view.

I’ve broken it down by type of organization, lumping together the various national affiliates (including national youth organizations, disability sports organizations) as “national.” The numbers might be off by 1-2 — I’m unsure whether one state association is adult or joint (combined youth and adult), and there are a couple of unusual national affiliates that I’m not sure can actually nominate anyone (say, the Hall of Fame). With that disclaimer in mind, here’s the breakdown of how many organizations exist and how many had nominated someone as of Nov. 29, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9:

TYPE No. Nov. 29 Dec. 8 Dec. 9
Adult state association 36 13 16 9
Youth state association 37 12 15 6
Joint (adult/youth) state 18 5 5 3
Pro league 4 0 1 1
National affiliates/orgs 13 6 6 0
Athlete Board members 3 0 1 1
TOTAL 111 36 44 20

UPDATE: The “No.” (or “number” since we don’t have to abbreviate here) column has been corrected now that USSF has released a complete list of affiliates. I’m assuming “Orlando” should be “Oregon.” The incorrect figures were 41 adult, 41 youth, 14 joint, 11 national affiliates/organizations.

One announced nomination is not included here because it’s not on the emails I’ve seen. That’s the South Carolina youth association, which has declared for Kyle Martino.

From that, we can deduce the 24 organizations that had endorsed Gulati but are now in play. Here’s a breakdown with names changed to regions (“res” means “rescinded”):

ORGANIZATION TYPE Mid-Nov Nov. 29 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 NOTES
Midwest Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Confirmed by email
Midwest Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Southeast Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Southeast Adult yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Adult yes res NEW yes
Northeast Adult NEW yes
West Adult NEW yes
Southeast Adult NEW yes yes
West Adult NEW yes yes
Illinois Adult Adult yes yes yes yes Wynalda: Announced
Midwest Adult yes yes yes yes
Midwest Adult yes yes yes yes
West Adult yes yes yes yes
Athlete Athlete NEW yes
Northeast Joint yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Southwest Joint yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Joint NEW yes yes
New Hampshire Joint yes yes yes yes Wynalda: Announced
Northeast Joint yes yes yes yes
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
National National yes res
Major League Soccer Pro NEW yes Carter: Announced
Midwest Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northwest Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Southeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Southeast Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
West Youth yes yes yes res Gulati: Deduced from lists
Northeast Youth yes res NEW yes
Northeast Youth NEW yes
West Youth NEW yes
West Youth NEW yes yes
Northeast Youth yes yes yes yes
West Youth yes yes yes yes
South Carolina Youth Youth Martino: Not on list but announced

If you have any corrections or comments (including claiming your nomination if you are one of these organizations), speak up!

One thought on “U.S. Soccer presidential race: Nomination check

  1. Dec. 10 update: The South Carolina Youth Soccer nomination (Martino) is official, and we have four more: one joint association from the Midwest, one youth Midwest, two youth West.

    Surprisingly, NONE of those associations had a previous nomination. (Which means they had not nominated Gulati.)

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