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News in Brief: Sunil’s Challenger, Englishmen in the US, and More

by on 14 September 2017

Steve Gans to run for U.S. Soccer Federation presidency

Boston area attorney Steve Gans intends to run against Sunil Gulati for President of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Gulati has not yet indicated his intentions to run again for a fourth term. However, many expect Gulati to run given the current campaign to bring the FIFA World Cup to North America in 2026. Election of USSF’s next president will take place in Orlando in February 2018 during the federation’s annual general meeting.

English soccer players kick-starting their careers in the United States

While MLS has previously been seen as a kind of early retirement for some of England’s top soccer stars, a movement of young players playing professionally in the United States seems to be growing. The likes of Jack Harrison of NYCFC and Portland’s Jack Barmby have made the trip across the pond to begin their careers. Even former Minnesota United midfielder Jack Blake, now with NASL side Jacksonville Armada, made the tough choice to play stateside. Others like Philadelphia Union’s Aaron Jones are making the jump into college soccer before going pro.

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