Jay Berhalter will be leaving his position as U.S. Soccer's chief commercial officer at the end of the month, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.
Berhalter, the brother of US men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter, spent 15 years with the federation across two spells and served as chief operating officer on the organizing committee for the 2003 Women's World Cup.
“Jay has played an invaluable role in the growth of our Federation and the evolution of the game in our country,” U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro said in a statement. “His deep understanding of all the technical, commercial, and business aspects of the sport will have a lasting impact on the game across America.”
After working at U.S. Soccer from 2000 to 2009, he rejoined the organization in February of 2014.
“Having been involved in the sport since the 1994 World Cup and the start of Major League Soccer, working towards the mission of making soccer the preeminent sport in the U.S. has been a fantastic opportunity throughout my career,” Jay Berhalter said in a statement. “I am fortunate to have worked with so many passionate teammates and proud of what we have been able to accomplish together at all levels of the game. My decision to leave U.S. Soccer was not an easy one to make, but it’s the right one for my family and me at this time. Looking to the future, it is exciting to imagine the opportunities that lie ahead.”