President, New England Revolution
One of the most experienced soccer executives in the United States, Sunil Gulati has more than 30 years of experience at all levels of soccer in America and has helped the sport rise to new heights.
In addition to his role as President of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Gulati is in his ninth year as President of the New England Revolution (Kraft Soccer, LLC), following a three-year term as Managing Director. He came to the Revolution after serving as Major League Soccer’s Deputy Commissioner from its launch until 1999. In his role with the Revolution, Gulati oversees and advises on every aspect of the soccer organization, including the club’s technical and business affairs.
The native of Allahabad, India, has played an important role in the development of U.S. Soccer since the early 1980s and has been intimately involved in the rise of the U.S. National Teams to prominence. Gulati continues his mission of improving soccer in the United States by taking an active approach on improving the structure and development of the sport in the country, while also reaching out to broaden the organization’s relationships within the international community.
He served as U.S. Soccer’s Executive Vice President from 2000 to 2006 before stepping into his role as President. He was re-elected as President of U.S. Soccer in 2010. He has held numerous other positions for U.S. Soccer, including Managing Director of National Teams.
Under his watch, the U.S. Men's, Women's and Youth National Teams have earned considerable success in the past three years. In non-team initiatives, Gulati started a well-received international relations program that saw players and coaches traveling around the world with an educational message, and led the way in U.S. Soccer's first-ever hiring of full-time referees to enhance high-level performance, training and development opportunities for the sport's elite officials in the United States.
Gulati is a member of the CONCACAF Executive Committee and represents U.S. Soccer as Chairman of CONCACAF’s National Team Competitions Committee. At the FIFA level, Gulati serves on the FIFA Confederations Cup Committee as well as the FIFA Ticketing Subcommittee. Additionally, Gulati served on the Board of Directors of FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999 and 2003, and is currently a member of the Board for the U.S. Soccer Foundation..