“We’re behind you. Things are positive, and we feel like we’re moving in the right direction.”
-- John Skipper
, per sources, in his address to the MLS board
of governors on Thursday, just four days before he stunned the sports world in announcing that he was stepping down as ESPN president, citing substance abuse addiction as his reason for leaving.
Skipper had championed soccer in his 12 years at ESPN. (Sports Business Journal