US Soccer chief executive to step down next year

Long-serving US Soccer Federation (USSF) executive Dan Flynn will step away from his role as chief executive and secretary general of the federation next year, according to published reports.

Flynn’s tenure, which began in 2000, is marked by the increasing financial success and domestic growth of the game. The USSF currently boasts a surplus of approximately $150m (€131m) according to its most recent annual report.

Closely associated with former USSF president Sunil Gulati, questions persisted as to whether Flynn would stay in the job under new president Carlos Cordeiro, who was elected in February. Flynn stayed on and helped with the bid for the US to land co-hosting rights to the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

Flynn’s decision to leave next year gives Cordeiro the ability to help shape a lasting impact on the organisation with a new appointment.