US Soccer’s Sunil Gulati: Donald Trump as president hurts 2026 World Cup bid

It is no secret that U.S. Soccer has long wanted to host another World Cup, after the 1994 event basically launched soccer to a high level in the country. However, the next available tournament is in 2026, and rumors have it that the United States and Mexico may present a joint bid to host the event. At least, that is the apparent hope of U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati, and he...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati says U.S., Mexico haven’t discussed 2026 joint WC bid

U.S. Soccer chief Sunil Gulati says no conversations have been had with Mexico over potential joint 2026 World Cup bid.
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati: The American FIFA Kingmaker

For decades, Sunil Gulati bided his time, rising from a volunteer to president of U.S. Soccer. And slowly he climbed, rung by rung, from the local organizing committee of the 1994 World Cup to FIFA’s mighty Executive Committee. There was always a sense about the Indian-American economics lecturer at Columbia University that he was playing a very long game. On Friday, he may have...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer president Gulati explains absence from Senate subcommittee hearing

ST. LOUIS --U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati cited the initial focus of hearing as the primary reason why he did not testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in July.Gulati did not appear before a panel convened to investigate the governance and integrity at FIFA this summer. U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn instead fielded several hours of pointed questioning about what U.S. Soccer...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati expresses disappointment after USA Gold Cup exit

CHESTER, Pa. -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati expressed his disappointment about the fourth-place finish at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he underscored his support for coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann in the wake of the setback. Gulati cited the recent form of the team in the buildup to the tournament and noted the federation must move forward with one eye on the...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati: U.S. Soccer will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said the federation will cast its vote for Prince Ali Bin Hussein in tomorrow’s FIFA presidential election. Gulati said he participated in interviews with three of the presidential candidates and noted the federation decided to back Prince Ali instead of incumbent president Sepp Blatter based on his commitment to reform FIFA from the inside. “We’re...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunil Gulati: FIFA could benefit from U.S. World Cup in 2026

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati believes his sport could receive a big domestic boost from hosting the World Cup in 2026. He also thinks scandal-plagued FIFA would benefit immensely from putting its biggest show back on steadier ground. ''It's probably now at least as important for the international community to be in the United States as it is for the...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gulati urges FIFA to disclose findings of alleged corruption report

United States Soccer Federation president and FIFA Executive Committee member Sunil Gulati will push for the release of the results of an investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Michael J. Garcia, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, filed a 350-page report about the potential of corruption in awarding of the next two World Cups...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USSF President Sunil Gulati: Fan Reception Of U.S. Team ‘Better Than Expected’

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has had a record number of American viewers, and the fan reception of the U.S. men’s national soccer team has surprised even U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati. Perhaps it’s because the USA team is doing better than expected, but regardless of the reason, Gulati is pleased with the results. “The narrative that’s constant and consistent...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer denies rumors about maybe hosting 2022 World Cup

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has denied a report that claimed FIFA told the Americans to be ready if Qatar does not host the 2022 World Cup. “They haven’t asked us and I cannot imagine it happening anytime soon,” Gulati told Sam Borden of The New York Times. The original report was in the form of a tweet by ESPN’s Jorje Ramos. That tweet has been deleted...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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