U.S. Youth Soccer's Tim Turney enters race for U.S. Soccer vice president

Tim Turney 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's resignation.

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.
3 comments about "U.S. Youth Soccer's Tim Turney enters race for U.S. Soccer vice president".
  1. James Breslin, December 31, 2020 at 2:42 p.m.

    Jones and Turney based on what I have seen so far seem like status quo managers.
    If US Soccer was running correctly that might be fine. It is not so it needs candidates other than these two. Hopefully there are more not announced as yet.

  2. frank schoon, January 1, 2021 at 9:42 a.m.

    I nominate ZLATAN. This is no joke but he represents the embodiment of the type of individual that I would like to see run this 'deep state' of garbage that has been running US soccer....We need a personality who comes across with confidence and has a backbone, tells like it is, and who has the BACKROUND and EXPERIENCE to know what he is talking about. We need a strong individual to take on this task of IMPROVING the quality of soccer. 

    It is the type of individual who doesn't give two twits about gender issues, representation issues of who should be represented on committees to make everybody happy and all that garbage but goes right into the matter of things and chooses people on merit to get things done.

    The type of individual who would question the soccer and training methods of the USSF coaching school in relation to what players/youth need to learn and how best to approach these things. I would like to see someone like that to clean the closet ,specifically, that deals with improving the quality and level of soccer here. Sofar, the leaders who been chosen are just figureheads.

    Sorry Coby, and Tim , I don't think you guys will fit this bill.......

  3. R2 Dad replied, January 4, 2021 at 11:02 a.m.

    C'mon Frank, you know USSF wouldn't even consider a player like that for Director of Coaching Education or something way down the totem pole. To drop him into an organization like USSF is to invite criticism and conflict, and we know everyone has to play nice and pretend USSF is doing an excellent job, saying all the right things about diversity, systemic racism, etc etc. Though would like to see what he could do as Director of Talent Identification--Tony Lepore is a swampy as it gets. He's been there for 13 years. 

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