The guys sat down with Michael Winograd, an attorney based in New York City and candidate for US Soccer Federation President. As a player, coach, front office member and attorney, Winograd has been involved in soccer nearly his entire life, and he was kind enough to sit down and talk to us about a host of issues and challenges facing the US Soccer Federation as they move past last autumn’s failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.
Among the topics of conversation:
- Pay to Play (and coach)
- Investment in the women’s game and NWSL
- Increasing access to soccer in urban and rural underserved communities
- A leadership style and vision that fits US Soccer’s unique challenges
- The role of state soccer associations in the development challenges to come
- Healthy lower divisions
- Transparency in decision-making and the need for consensus building
Mr. Winograd’s entire platform, as well as a biography, press clips and a note about why he elected to seek the US Soccer Presidency, can be found at his website, linked here.
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