became the second person to announce his candidacy for U.S. Soccer vice president.
The U.S. Youth Soccer vice chairman joins former U.S. international Cobi Jones
in the race to fill the post left vacant when Cindy Parlow Cone
took over as president in March following Carlos Cordeiro
Cone was elected to a four-year term in February, defeating John Motta
, so the winner of the vice-presidential race will fill the remaining three years of Cone's term.
Turney, who hails from St. Louis, has been involved as a coach and referee since he moved to Versailles, a small town in Kentucky's horse country. He has served as president of the Woodford Youth Soccer Association and Kentucky Youth Soccer Association.
Candidates had until Tuesday to submit their paperwork for the U.S. Soccer elections at the National Council meeting on Feb. 27. U.S. Soccer has not yet announced who has met those requirements.
There will also be an election to fill the remaining one year of the president's four-year term. Another presidential election will be held in 2022.
Cone has not stated publicly whether she will run, but she is expected to do so.