Will Wilson resigns after 2 1/2 years as US soccer CEO

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson is stepping down as CEO of the US Soccer Association ahead of the World Cup, making…

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson is quitting as CEO of the US Soccer Association ahead of the World Cup and making the surprising decision to quit the job after just 2 1/2 years.

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s uncle Wilson said Friday he will be leaving on Oct. 31, three weeks before the Americans open the tournament in Qatar against either Ukraine or Wales.

Wilson, now 54, began work on March 30, 2020, succeeding Dan Flynn, who held the job from June 2000 to September 2019.

Wilson was co-head of soccer – the American variety – at Wasserman Media Group.

This year, under Wilson and President Cindy Parlow Cone, the USSF reached landmark collective agreements with unions for the women’s and men’s national teams and settled an equal pay lawsuit brought by women players. The organization signed a 10-year extension of its apparel deal with Nike and an eight-year English language broadcast agreement with Warner Media beginning in 2023.

The USSF Board of Directors intends to hire a human resource consulting firm.


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