U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati announced Monday he will not seek re-election in February. Gulati made the announcement in an interview with ESPN's Sam Borden.
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"I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and talking about it with people in many different positions — many of whom told me I should run," Gulati told ESPNFC. "But in the end, I think the best thing for me personally, and for the federation, is to see someone new in the job."
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Gulati said he is not supporting any other candidates at this point, but rumor has it Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter may run and Gulati is considering endorsing her.
Other candidates are Boston attorney Steve Gans, broadcasters Kyle Martino and Eric Wynalda, former national team player Paul Caligiuri, former Israeli professional player Mike Winograd, soccer administrator Paul Lapointe and Gulati's vice president, Carlos Cordeiro.