6. HALL OF FAME: Rothenberg to be inducted
Alan I. Rothenberg, former
President of the U.S. Soccer Federation and chairman and chief
executive officer of the 1994 World Cup organizing committee, will be
inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Rothenberg's induction will take place on Aug. 26 in ceremonies at the
Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, N.Y. Rothenberg will be inducted
alongside Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy and a veteran member
of the Class of 2007 to be announced in early April.
Rothenberg has worked in soccer for 40 years, beginning as a lawyer for
Jack Kent Cooke, the owner of
Angeles Wolves of the National Professional Soccer League. Rothenberg
was an owner of the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer
League (1977-80) and served as commissioner of soccer during the
very successful 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where soccer had the largest
In 1990, he succeeded Werner
Fricker as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, serving two
terms. He was made chairman of the World Cup organizing committee and
later took over as CEO. The 1994 World Cup set an attendance record of
3,567,415 and made a profit of more than $50 million that later funded
the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
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