Sunil Gulati says thank you

Sunil Gulati's work in American soccer dates back more than 40 years to his work as a teenager organizing youth soccer in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association.

He went on to help build the U.S. men's and women's national team programs, organize three World Cups in the United States and serve as president of U.S. Soccer for 12 years.


These were some of the people Gulati worked with along the way whom he thanked in his National Soccer Hall of Fame induction speech.
Sunil Gulati's thank yous and acknowledgements
Abby Wambach, Tony Quinn (inductees)
The Bucknell 6
The Cheshire HS 3
Region I youth socccer Alistair Bell, Pat Hennig, Kathy Zolad, Chico Chacurian, Pete Masotto, Sal Rapaglia.
U.S Soccer staff Brian Remedi, Jay Berhalter, Amy Hopfinger, Neil Buethe, Michael Kammerman, Aaron Heifetz, Tom King.
U.S Soccer secretary generals Kurt Lamm, Keith Walker, Hank Steinbrecher, Dan Flynn.
U.S. Soccer presidents Gene Edwards, Werner Fricker, Alan Rothenberg, Bob Contiguglia.
USMNT coaches Bob Gansler, Bora Milutinovic, Steve Sampson, Bruce Arena, Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann.
USWNT coaches Anson Dorrance, Tony DiCicco, April Heinrichs, Pia Sundhage, Jill Ellis.
Others Scott LeTellier, Amber Steele, Richard Motzkin, Russ Sauer, Mary Harvey, Kevin Payne, Ted Howard, Paul Gardner.
MLS owners Lamar Hunt, Phil Anschutz, Robert & Jonathan Kraft.
USWNT players Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach.
USMNT players John Harkes, Tony Meola, Tab Ramos, Marcelo Balboa, Alexi Lalas, Landon Donovan, Mike Burns
Don Garber (presenter)
Howard Slusher
Columbia family
Wife Marcela, son Emilio, daughter Sofia.

2 comments about "Sunil Gulati says thank you".
  1. Wallace Wade, September 22, 2019 at 9:55 a.m.

    His list of “thank you’s” says a lot about this guy. He only acknowledges the power brokers and politically connected in the game. It’s only about $ and power to these guys.

  2. Ric Fonseca replied, September 22, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.

    Well Mr. WW, while many feel that he comes acrross a bit too haughtily, I can uncategorically tell you that when one receives such high accolades, it IS customary to thank those persons whom you feel "helped" you achieve the pinnacle of your success.  But I an also uncategoricall tell you that a goodly number of those mentioned, are sincere and down to earth, while intermingled in between, some heads can hardly fit through the door.  And yes, I agree he "only acknowledges the power brokers" (sic) within US Soccer, I sincerely dowbt he had been afforded even more time to acknowledge us, the soccer playing masses.  Then again he might just do that sometime soon...HASTA LA vISTA sg!

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