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Dan Flynn officially steps down as U.S. Soccer CEO

An interim is named, and the search begins for a permanent hire.

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The United States Soccer Federation today announced that long-time Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General Dan Flynn will step down effective September 16th. This comes after his announcement at the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting in February that he would relinquish his roles by year’s end.

Flynn has been the CEO and Secretary General of U.S. Soccer for nearly 20 years, having his hand in most major initiatives the Federation has created in that time frame, from the 2003 Women’s World Cup and the creation of the NWSL to the successful United Bid for the 2026 World Cup. A native of St. Louis, he was a consultant on the MLS to St. Louis committee, and many suspect that he may be in line for a paid job in the front office as they build towards that franchise’s 2022 start in Major League Soccer.

Chief Stakeholder Office Brian Remedi was named to the role of Chief Administrative Officer by U.S. Soccer, and he is expected to oversee the operations of the Federation while a search for a permanent CEO is conducted. There was no timetable for the CEO search. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said in a statement that Remedi “is a long-tenured employee that brings a tremendous understanding of the organization and the people who serve it.” He went on to declare his confidence in Remedi to run the Federation’s operations until a permanent hire is named.