Fact/reality checking the Sunil Gulati speech

I don't think I've ever seen Sunil Gulati take a stage as quickly as he did at the U.S. Youth Soccer gala. It was as if he felt an internal clock ticking as he tried to unleash 20 years of institutional knowledge while a bunch of youth soccer families waited for their dinners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyDyDYIR-6I His … Continue reading Fact/reality checking the Sunil Gulati speech

The big winner in Philly’s U.S. Soccer presidential conversation is guaranteed to lose

Out of all the speakers I saw in Philadelphia, the person who looked best-suited to be U.S. Soccer president is ... OK, I should warn you. Some of you are going to hate this. But bear with me. I'm not saying this person should be president on Feb. 11. I bring this up to point … Continue reading The big winner in Philly’s U.S. Soccer presidential conversation is guaranteed to lose

All the USSF president’s men (part 1 of RSD23 podcast)

The nomination deadline has passed, and we still don't really know how many candidates will officially run for U.S. Soccer president. Current educated guess is eight, but at least three are unconfirmed. This morning, I chatted with Jason Davis on SiriusXM's United States of Soccer. The interview is now available on demand on the SiriusXM … Continue reading All the USSF president’s men (part 1 of RSD23 podcast)

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veracity I have confirmed with multiple sources: U.S. Soccer has received confirmation that Sunil Gulati has officially withdrawn from … Continue reading U.S. Soccer presidential race: Nomination check