U.S. Soccer presidential election: Who votes?

So who will vote in the U.S. Soccer presidential election on Feb. 10 in Orlando?

The National Council is made up of member organizations (national and state associations and affiliates and pro leagues) and individuals (athletes, board members and life members).

Nuts and bolts: How U.S. Soccer's presidential election will work

The number of delegates for each national and state association is based on the number of registered players.  Delegates are usually officers, directors or senior executives of the organization.

Voting Strength:
-- By Federal law, athletes of any national governing body (U.S. Soccer's Athlete Council) get 20 percent of the vote.
-- The three other Councils (Youth, Adult and Professional Council) have equal shares of the vote.
-- The equal one-third shares of the three other councils are slightly diluted by the single votes of miscellaneous members: national associations and affiliates, board members, life members (up to 12 total votes) and as of 2018 two fan representatives.

Below is a list of National Council members and whom they support. (The multipliers refer to the added weight of each vote so the Athlete Council's vote is equal to 20 percent and shares of the other three other Councils are equal.)

The number of delegates for the Adult Council and Youth Council are from the 2017 National Council, as approved by the Credentials Committee. The number of delegates for the 2018 National Council will be approved by the Credentials Committee on Feb. 9, but the numbers should be comparable to the 2017 numbers in most cases.

2. Support for a candidate is based on public declarations from the member for one of the eight candidates since Dec. 12, not individual statements of support or social media comments. Some members will have given support for a candidate but have chosen not to make their support public. The vote will be secret so there is no obligation to declare their support.

YOUTH COUNCIL (*2017 delegates)
Vote Total:
Youth Council shares equal vote with Adult Council and Professional Council.
Multiplier: 1.0.
J=joint adult and youth association.
0=not present at 2017 National Council.
*2018 National Council delegates will be based on final 2017 player registrations.

Region 1
3 Connecticut JSA (web site)
2 Delaware YSA (web site)
3 Soccer Maine (web site)
5 Maryland State YSA (web site)
6 Massachusetts YSA (web site)
3 (J) New Hampshire SA (web site)
6 New Jersey State YSA (web site)
5 Eastern New York YSA (web site)
4 New York State West YSA (web site)
6 Eastern Pennsylvania YSA (web site)
4 (J) Pennsylvania West SA (web site)
3 Soccer Rhode Island (web site)
3 Vermont YSA (web site)
5 Virginia YSA (web site)
3 West Virginia YSA (web site)

Region 2
5 Illinois YSA (web site)
5 (J) Indiana SA (web site)
3 (J) Iowa Iowa SA (web site)
4 Kansas State YSA (web site)
4 Kentucky YSA (web site)
4 Minnesota YSA (web site)
5 Michigan SYSA (web site)
4 Missouri YSA (web site)
4 (J) Nebraska SSA (web site)
2 (J) North Dakota SA (web site)
4 Ohio YSA-North (web site
5 Ohio South YSA (web site)
3 South Dakota SSA (web site)
5 Wisconsin YSA (web site)

Region 3
3 (J) Alabama SA (web site)
2 (J) Arkansas SSA (web site)
6 Florida YSA (web site)
5 (J) Georgia SSA (web site)
0 (J) Louisiana SA (web site)
3 (J) Mississippi (web site)
5 North Carolina YSA (web site)
6 (J) North Texas SA (web site)
3 Texas SSA South (web site)
3 (J) Oklahoma SA (web site)
0 South Carolina YSA (web site) Supports: Kyle Martino
5 (J) Tennessee SSA (web site)

Region 4
3 Alaska SYSA (web site)
4 Arizona YSA (web site)
6 California YSA-North (web site)
6 (J) California SSA-South (web site)
5 (J) Colorado SA (web site)
3 Hawaii YSA (web site)
3 Idaho YSA (web site)
0 Montana YSA (web site)
3 Nevada SYSA (web site)
3 New Mexico YSA (web site)
6 Oregon YSA (web site)
4 Utah YSA (web site)
5 Washington Youth Soccer (web site)

36 AYSO (web site)
36 US Club Soccer  (web site)

Multiplier: 1.0.
8 members

ADULT  COUNCIL (*2017 delegates)
Vote total: Adult Council shares equal vote with Professional Council and Youth Council.
Multiplier: Youth Council delegate/Adult Council delegates.
J=joint adult and youth association.
0=not present at 2017 National Council (in parentheses is number of delegates at 2017 Mid-Year USASA meeting).
*2018 National Council delegates will be based on final 2017 player registrations.

Region 1
4 Connecticut SSA (web site) Supports: Kyle Martino
0 (1) Delaware SA
3 Maryland SSA (web site)
5 Massachusetts ASSS (website)
5 Metro DC-VA SA (web site)
1 (J) New Hampshire SA (web site)
4 New Jersey SA (web site) Supports: Kathy Carter
4 Eastern New York SSA (web site) Supports: Kathy Carter
4 Western New York SA (web site)
4 Eastern Pennsylvania SA (web site)
3 (J) Pennsylvania West SA (web site)
2 Rhode Island SA (web site) Supports: Steve Gans
2 Vermont State SA (web site)  
2 West Virginia SA (web site)

Region 2
4 Illinois SSA (web site)
3 (J) Indiana SA (web site)
3 (J) Iowa SA (web site)
3 Kansas SSA (web site)
3 Kentucky SA (web site)
4 Michigan SA (web site)
4 Minnesota SA (web site)
2 Missouri SA
2 (J) Nebraska SSA (web site)
1 (J) North Dakota SA
2 Ohio-North SA (web site)
2 Southern Ohio ASA (web site)
1 South Dakota SA (web site)
2 Wisconsin Soccer Leagues (web site)

Region 3
3 (J) Alabama SA (web site)
3 (J) Arkansas SSA (web site)
5 Florida SSA (web site)   
4 (J) Georgia SSA (web site)
3 (J) Louisiana SA (web site)
1 (J) Mississippi (web site)
5 North Carolina SA (web site)   
5 (J) North Texas SA (web site)
4 Texas SSA South (web site)
3 (J) Oklahoma SA (web site)
4 South Carolina SA (web site)  
4 (J) Tennessee SSA (web site)

Region 4
3 Alaska SSA (web site)   
3 Arizona SSA 
5 California SA North (web site)   
5 (J) California SSA-South (web site)
3 (J) Colorado SA (web site)
4 Hawaii SA   
3 Idaho SSA   
0 Montana SSA
1 Nevada SSA   
4 New Mexico SSA (web site)
4 Oregon ASA (web site) 
3 Utah SA (web site)
5 Washington SSA (web site)  
1 Wyoming SA

0 (1) ASL
4 AYSO (web site)
0 (3) NPSL (web site) Supports: Eric Wynalda
0 (2) NSL
0 UPSL (web site) Supports: Paul Caligiuri
4 US Club Soccer  (web site)
0 (5) USL (web site)
3 WCSA (web site)
3 WPSL (web site)

Multiplier: 1.0.
8 members

PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL (*2018 delegates)
Vote Total: Professional Council shares equal vote with Adult Council and Youth Council.
Youth Council delegates/Pro Council delegates.
*2018 National Council delegates are based on what the Board of Directors approved at its Jan. 14 meeting (reported ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle).

9 MLS (web site)
1 NASL (web site)
3 NWSL (web site)
3 USL (web site)

ATHLETE COUNCIL (2018 representatives)
Vote Total: By Federal law equals 20 percent of the total vote.
Total of other delegates/(4 x Pro Council delegates).
1 Chris Ahrens, chair
1 Carlos Bocanegra, co-chair
1 Shannon Boxx
1 Brian Ching
1 Brad Guzan
1 Stuart Holden
1 Lauren Holiday
1 Angela Hucles, co-chair
1 Will John
1 Lori Lindsay
1 Kate Markgraf
1 John O'Brien
1 Heather O'Reilly
1 Leslie Osborne
1 Nick Perera
1 Christie Rampone
1 Gavin Sibayan
1 Jonathan Spector
1 Lindsay Tarpley
1 Aly Wagner

LIFE MEMBERS (2018 members)
Multiplier: 1.0 or 12/delegates if more than 12 delegates.

1 Gianfranco Borroni
1 Chris Christoffersen
1 Hank Des Bordes
1 Stephen Flamhaft
1 Burton Haimes
1 Marty Mankamyer
1 Peter Masotto
1 Gerhard Mengel
1 Larry Monaco
1 Foster Perry
1 Darl Rose
1 Alan I. Rothenberg
1 Howard Rubenstein
1 Hank Steinbrecher
1 Mary Pat Bell
1 Bob Black
1 Peter Collins
1 Marge Madriago
1 Robert Contiguglia
1 Francisco Marcos
1 Michael Edwards
1 Bruno Trapikas

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2018 directors)
Multiplier: 1.0.

1 Sunil K. Gulati, president
1 Carlos Cordeiro, vice president Supports: Carlos Cordeiro
1 Chris Ahrens, Athlete Council
1 Carlos Bocanegra, Athlete Council
1 Angela Hucles, Athlete Council
1 Don Garber, Professional Council
1 Steve Malik, Professional Council
1 Richard Moeller, Adult Council
1 John Motta, Adult Council
1 Jesse Harrell, Youth Council
1 Tim Turney, Youth Council
1 John Collins, At-Large Member
1 Donna E. Shalala, Independent Member
1 Val Ackerman, Independent Member
1 Lisa Carnoy, Independent Member

Multiplier: 1.0
2 TBD (web site)

National Associations
Multiplier: 1.0.
1 AYSO (web site)
1 US Club (web site)
1 US Adult (web site)
1 US Youth (web site)

Other Affiliates
Multiplier: 1.0.
1 SAY Soccer (web site)
1 USSSA (web site)
1 US Futsal (web site)

Disabled Service Organization
Multiplier: 1.0.
1 American Amputee Soccer Association (web site)
1 U.S. Power Soccer (web site)
1 USA Deaf Soccer (web site)

Associate Members
Multiplier: 1.0.
1 U.S. Armed Forces Sports Council (web site)
1 United Soccer Coaches (web site)
1 U.S. Soccer Foundation (web site)
1 comment about "U.S. Soccer presidential election: Who votes?".
  1. beautiful game, January 16, 2018 at 9:47 a.m.

    May the best qualified person win and immediately start to begin a long overdue reinvention of the USSF into a proactive institution for the welfare of the game, not politics..

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