U.S. Soccer has called Will Wilson because of the federation’s new CEO and secretary-general. The 52-year-old is your uncle of retired Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck along with also the brother-in-law of all XFL commissioner Oliver Luck.
Wilson joins the federation from international sports bureau Wasserman, in which he had been executive vice president and also the co-head of soccer for the previous eight decades. He replaces Dan Flynn who resigned in September.
“We’re thrilled Will is linking U.S. Soccer as our CEO,” U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow stated in a media release. “He brings an amazing set of knowledge and skill to football in the USA. His international outlook, background in growing and marketing athletic events and extensive expertise in the sports industry will be valuable in developing football in any respect levels. Football is the world’s sport and Will is the ideal individual to help us develop it into America’s game.”
Before working in Wasserman, Wilson was executive vice president of global business and exclusive occasions for Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing.
“I am very excited to be joining U.S Soccer,” Wilson explained, based on U.S. Soccer. “I’ve always admired the federation from afar and have felt the U.S. Soccer crest is among the top brands in the company. There’s not anything like harnessing our country’s support behind our women’s and men’s national groups, and that I see substantial upside in our capacity to work together with our membership to cultivate involvement levels, raise our industrial company and push our capacity to compete on the area at the maximum degree.”
While employed for MLS and SUM, Wilson managed company relationships with clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United, while also overseeing events like MLS Cup and the MLS All-Star Game.