Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter Making Run For U.S. Soccer Federation Presidency

Associated Press

Soccer United Marketing president Kathy Carter is going to make a run for the presidency of the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to ESPN FC.

ESPN FC reports that Carter is in “the final stages” of formalizing her bid, and put her chances of running at “95 percent.”

Carter calmed the rumor flames by putting out a statement.

“I am exploring a run for President of the United States Soccer Federation because soccer can and should become the leading sport in America, and I believe I could help make that vision a reality,” Carter said in a statement via email.

“The game of soccer has been a consistent thread through every aspect of my life. I have spent over 40 years as a player, executive and fan of the beautiful game. Going forward, our growth and advancement as a sport requires excellence at every level — from our youth and adult programs to our professional leagues and our national teams.”

“Should I decide to run, I will first look to engage the federation’s many stakeholders as part of the process,” she said. “I believe we need new ideas and I look forward to listening to fresh perspectives on how to advance our game. The federation and our sport is primed for greatness and I will enter the race if I believe I can help to deliver results for the Federation’s members, players, and fans.”