Four candidates are running to be the next U.S. Soccer vice president in a Feb. 27 election during the federation’s virtual annual general meeting. That will determine who works alongside current president Cindy Parlow Cone, who’s running unopposed for her position.
The four VP candidates are former LA Galaxy and US men’s national team player Cobi Jones, Metropolitan DC-Virginia Soccer Association president Jim Sadowski, Idaho Youth Soccer Association president Bill Taylor and US Youth Soccer vice chair and U.S. Soccer Board of Directors Youth Council representative Tim Turney.
The VP election is being held to fill the vacancy that emerged when Parlow Cone assumed her new role in March 2020, a move that occurred after Carlos Cordeiro resigned as president.
The newly-elected VP’s term will last three years, completing the term that began in February 2020. The nomination process began in November and had a Dec. 29 deadline. More information on the four candidates can be found here and below:
- Cobi Jones – Jones, a 2011 US Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, spent 15 seasons with the Galaxy as a player and coach. He’s won two MLS Cups, played at three FIFA World Cups and has a USMNT record 164 caps.
- Jim Sadowski – Sadowski has been president of the the Metropolitan DC-Virginia Soccer Association for 18 years. Also a law firm partner, he was a walk-on at George Washington University.
- Bill Taylor – Taylor has been the President of Idaho Youth Soccer Association since 2000. More information about his candidacy can be found at finddevelopplay.com.
- Tim Turney – Turney brings over 50 years of experience as a player, coach, referee, administrator and USSF Board member. He’s heavily involved in soccer in Kentucky at various levels.