THE ROTHENBERG FILES: LEGACY KICKED AROUND AS TERM ENDS
The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) will choose President
Alan Rothenberg's successor on Saturday, and the "new boss
will be just as obscure as his predecessor eight years ago,"
according to Steve Davis of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Either
Bob Contiguglia or Larry Monaco will be named President
during meetings this weekend in Maui. Contiguglia "is a
practicing kidney specialist in Denver" who spent six years
as U.S. Youth Soccer Association Chair. He lost the '84
U.S. Soccer presidential race. Monaco has been a U.S.
Soccer Exec VP for four years, and spent 19 years as a staff
attorney for the U.S. House of Representatives. Davis
writes, "The candidates' platforms look similar. Both
promise to provide more local-level support for the sport's"
participants (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/19). Rothenberg's
legacy as USSF President is examined by Rodney Sieh of the
K.C. STAR, who writes, "Soccer in America has come a long
way in eight years. ... [It] has enjoyed unprecedented
growth during Rothenberg's reign, thanks to a multimillion
surplus from the 1994 World Cup and subsequent sponsorship
agreements" (Rodney Sieh, K.C. STAR, 8/19).
NEW COO: The USSF named Tom King its COO. King had
been GM of the USSF's National Teams Program (USSF).