"I was already first in the first round, it was already a good start. It is true U.S. Soccer supported me in the second round, and it was very helpful in the election process. Having said that, I have
a great relation with Gulati and many other friends in U.S. Soccer since many years already. The election is a competition, a sporting competition. It is over and now I am the president of all 209
associations. Big and small, east and west, and the U.S. is one of these 209 member associations, but an important one."
-- New FIFA president Gianni Infantino
, asked how
influential was Gulati, the U.S. Soccer president, in getting him elected. (Telemundo