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U.S. Soccer CEO Will Wilson stepping down

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The U.S. men's national soccer team celebrates its victory over Mexico.Syndication The Enquirer
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U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive officer Will Wilson will step down after 2 1/2 years on the job.

Wilson, 54, confirmed to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday that his last day will be Oct. 31, three weeks before the U.S. men’s team begins the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

“It has been an honor to work with the U.S. Soccer board and the dedicated executives and staff at the Federation, and especially with Cindy Parlow Cone, during this pivotal time in sports and for the organization,” Wilson said. “My goal has always been to make sure the Federation was in a better place than when I started, and I’m stepping away knowing that the organization is positioned for continued long-term global success.”

Wilson replaced Dan Flynn as CEO on March 23, 2020.

Before joining U.S. Soccer, Wilson was an executive vice president of the Wasserman sports agency. He previously held executive positions with Major League Soccer, Soccer United Marketing, the NFL, Champ Car World Series and the Arena Football League.

–Field Level Media