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Will Wilson to step down as CEO & secretary general of US Soccer Federation

Lizzy Becherano
 Will Wilson to step down as CEO of USSF after two years on the job alongside Cindy Parlow Cone.
Will Wilson to step down as CEO of USSF after two years on the job alongside Cindy Parlow Cone. / Brad Smith/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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Will Wilson will be stepping down as CEO and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation 'to pursue new professional ventures and opportunities,' effective October 31. 

Wilson started in March 2020, overseeing several milestones with the organization before leaving, including the negotiations for the historic CBA to ensure equal pay and the media rights deal with Warner Media starting in 2023.

"It has been an honor to work with the U.S. Soccer board and the dedicated executives and staff at the Federation, and especially with Cindy Parlow Cone, during this pivotal time in sports and for the organization," Wilson said in a statement.

"My goal has always been to make sure the Federation was in a better place than when I started, and I'm stepping away knowing that the organization is positioned for continued long-term global success."

His departure comes amid the United State’s preparations to host the 2026 World Cup, alongside Mexico and Canada. The USSF confirmed it will “immediately begin a nationwide search" for a replacement, but insists Wilson will remain in his role during the transition to “ensure seamless continuity.”

Prior to joining U.S. Soccer, Wilson served as the co-head and executive vice president overseeing football at Wasserman Media Group, and led operations at Soccer United Marketing and the National Football League.


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