I went into a rabbit hole and kept digging.
On Dec. 4, The Guardian published my piece on U.S. Soccer and where the money is going. It was essentially a preview of a board meeting that had the potential to shed light on the federation’s five-year plan to spend its assets down to $50m but did not.
I had been working on a spreadsheet rounding up a lot of U.S. Soccer numbers from their public documents — the 990 forms required of nonprofits, Audited Financial Statements, Annual General Meeting reports, etc. I figured I would have it done the day after the piece was published.
I finished it this morning. Dec. 13.
It’s fair to say I have a lot of detail:
- Revenue and expenses in detail from 2011 forward, with some information from 2001-03 and 2006.
- Game-by-game estimates for U.S. national team pay dating back to 2010.
- Attendance and ratings for U.S. national team games
I’ve uploaded all of this to GitHub. If you’d prefer that I make it available some other way, please let me know.