Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hey soccer media can we see the 990 from CA2016?

With Sunil Gulati being removed as Bid Committee Chairman today and Carlos Cordiero taking 1/3rd of his place... I was reminded of some questions that I would LOVE to have answered concerning former USSF President Gulati and current President Carlos Cordiero's potential involvement in a company owned and operated by USSF. (this should have said CA2016 Local Organizing Committee LLC)

We know CA LOC2016 paid the $50M from the USSF 990 that they filed...

Then this website says that this company makes between 100M and 500M in revenue.

Hopefully we can have some follow up questions from the US soccer media to find some answers out about this company as well.

There is plenty to find out... from what we've seen about the USSF relationship with SUM that has already been uncovered, I think it is safe to say that many people would find this relationship an interesting subject as well.

Who is involved?
How much were they paid?
What does the SUM contract look like?
Who negotiated it?
Who approved it?
Does the USSF board have oversight concerning this subsidiary corporation?
Who all is employed by this corporation?
Why was this corporation used to negotiate and administer this Copa America deal?

I'm sure you can come up with some more questions... 

Speak up on social media and use the #ReformUSSF and #ProRelForUSA hashtags when talking to your favorite soccer media members about your desire to read more about the subject.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

USSF strategic plan.

Yesterday I participated in the WVSA AGM and it was pretty much what was expected... a group of people who really care about soccer at the local level meeting up and doing what they think is best for soccer in the state.

Something I have been thinking about all day today though is the fact that the WVSA operates in a vacuum. The state association has little to no direction from the USSF.

I have never seen a USSF strategic plan, I have never heard any discussion about one, and the state associations never discuss how what they are doing works to accomplish the stated goals of the USSF strategic plan.

A strategic plan at the top would focus the energy, resources, and time of everyone in the organization at every level in the same direction. It also would add accountability...

How do we know if we are doing a good job? How can we all have a discussion as a soccer nation on the direction we are heading if we don't have goals? How can we judge if the boards of the USSF and our state associations are doing a good job if we aren't working toward any overarching strategic goals?

A public strategic plan would also allow a discussion about where do we actually want to end up?

Write it down.

Let everybody talk about it.

Let us figure out if we agree with it or not.