Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Major League Soccer / Soccer United Marketing
Bill Ordower is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). He also serves as Secretary of the MLS Board of Governors.
Ordower oversees the legal affairs for MLS and SUM, including corporate governance, litigation, expansion, investigations, player matters, intellectual property and all commercial transactions.
An executive at MLS since 1996, Ordower has been instrumental to the League’s growth. He is a driving force the League’s commercial and media strategy and has played a lead role in MLS’s expansion surge to twenty-three clubs. On the player/competition side of the business, Ordower is a key member of the collective bargaining team. He created and continues to implement the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and conducts League investigations regarding tampering and player-related issues.
Prior to joining the Legal Department, Ordower spent four years in Player Relations and two years in League Operations.
Before MLS, Ordower worked with tennis and basketball agents at ProServ, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia.
Ordower graduated in 1993 from Boston University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and earned his law degree in 1996 from The George Washington University Law School.
Originally from St. Louis, Ordower resides in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.