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)
Wife Marcela, son Emilio, daughter Sofia.