50 Most Influential: No. 49 — Sunil Gulati
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Gulati’s presence on the list shows the continued growth of soccer, and while he finds himself in the middle of the tense Jurgen Klinsmann-MLS relationship, Gulati commands great respect in the soccer and business communities for his intelligence, depth of knowledge and diplomacy.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.