U.S. Soccer: What to know about the 2018 USSF Annual General Meeting

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08 Feb U.S. Soccer: What to know about the 2018 USSF Annual General Meeting

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on ussoccer.com. You can read it in its entirety here.

ORLANDO, Fla. (via U.S. Soccer) | The 2018 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set to take place this week. While the event occurs annually, this year’s edition has gathered significantly more attention with the inclusion of the election of the next president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Learn more about the AGM and the important events surrounding this year’s edition:

Who attends?

Event attendees are mostly made up of representatives from U.S. Soccer’s membership that makes up the organization’s respective councils (Adult, Athlete, Professional, and Youth). This year the fans from U.S. Soccer’s official fan club (Individual Sustaining Members) will be sending two delegates to participate in the meeting.

Additionally, U.S. Soccer’s Board of Directors, former athletes and guests attend and take part in the meetings. U.S. Soccer award and National Soccer Hall of Fame honorees also often attend the AGM .

For more information about the various council membership, please click here.

2018 Presidential Election

The spotlight is shining bright on the 2018 AGM as membership will gather at the National Council Meeting to elect a new U.S. Soccer president, replacing Sunil Gulati who has served in the role since 2006.

The NCM is set for Saturday, Feb. 10, and a field of eight candidates are vying for the job in the U.S. Soccer’s first contested presidential election since 1998.

The list of candidates (in alphabetical order): Paul CaligiuriKathy CarterCarlos CordeiroSteve GansKyle MartinoHope SoloMichael Winograd and Eric Wynalda.

Click here for candidate bios and an explanation of how the election will work.

U.S. Soccer will stream the entire National Council Meeting live beginning at 8 a.m. ET on ussoccer.com and YouTube, while the election portion of the meeting will also be shown on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page.

Read the rest of the article here.

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US Club Soccer hosted a U.S. Soccer President Candidate Forum, Nov. 28 in Chicago. The forum featured candidates: Paul Caligiuri, Steve Gans, Kyle Martino, Michael Winograd and Eric Wynalda. Kathy Carter and Hope Solo had not announced their intention to run for the position yet, and Carlos Cordeiro was unable to attend. You can listen to the full audio of the forum below.

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