U.S. Soccer Vice President candidates bios
Cobi Jones is a Southern California sports legend, maintaining the title of the longest standing member of the LA Galaxy dynasty. LA’s “Original Cobi,” spent 15 seasons with the Galaxy, as both a player and coach from 1996 – 2010. A 2011 US Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Cobi is a two-time MLS Cup winner with a storied international career with the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. A fixture with the team from 1992- 2004, he played in three World Cups and has the most international appearances for the men’s side with 164 caps. He is also a 1992 Olympian.
Today, Cobi is one of the sport’s preeminent broadcasters working with FOX Sports, where he was part of both the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast teams. He is the lead English language analyst for Fox’s coverage of Liga MX, Mexico’s top professional soccer league. He has also covered the Bundesliga, U.S. Men’s National Team games, Concacaf Champions League, the Gold Cup, and various FIFA tournaments for Fox. He is also consistently part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy.
In an effort to work toward racial equality, improve the gender pay gap and continue to help elevate American soccer on a global level, Cobi announced in December 2020, that he would run for Vice President of U.S. Soccer, bringing his passion and commitment to the beautiful game to another level.
Cobi, his wife Kimberly and his two sons, Cayden and Cai reside in Los Angeles
Bill Taylor is excited to be running for U.S. Soccer Vice President. Please visit his website at FindDevelopPlay.com to see his full bio and vision.
While serving in US Youth Soccer as the President of Idaho Youth Soccer Association for the last 10 years as well as the Chairman of the USYS Organizational Growth Committee, Taylor has never been more encouraged to see the opportunity to united U.S. Soccer membership in a way that will grow the sport. For too long, U.S. Soccer membership has been circling the same conversation and it’s time to think of new collaborative ways to move forward as a country. He looks forward to bringing his years of experience in his professional career, coaching background, state and national soccer leadership roles to the VP of US Soccer.
Taylor has the energy and time necessary to fulfill the duties of VP needed to support the President and bring a new voice and ideas to the table. He looks forward to engaging with all the stakeholders/members of US Soccer over the upcoming weeks.
Overview: Tim has over 50 years of experience as a player, coach, referee, administrator and USSF Board member. Tim is accomplished in all skills required to serve as Vice President. A proven team-builder, through inclusion and diversity we will bring together all members of the Federation to create change.
Personal: Tim has been married for 36 years, with two children: he and his wife live in Versailles, Kentucky. Tim was born in St. Louis and is a former player/graduate of Missouri State University. Tim enjoys time on the farm with the horses, gardening, and attending soccer matches. Current season ticket holder for NWSL team Racing Louisville and USL Championship team Louisville City FC.
Experience: • Shamrock Glen – Tim and his wife own a 156-acre farm where they raise horses. Clients include owners from around the world. • Shamrock Consulting – Tim founded a consulting firm that develops business and marketing strategies. He performs quality control and compliance audits, specializing in employee, environmental and animal welfare. • Tim manages Equine racing partnerships for clients worldwide. • Former Director of Producer Services with the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture. Collaborating with farmers and producer groups ensuring representation with our office. Coordinated emergency management preparedness with producer organizations.
Leadership and Membership: • Member: USSF Board of Directors • Vice Chair: US Youth Soccer • Co-Founder and Board member of CIG (Charitable Impact Group) • Member: The American Outlaws, Lexington KY chapter • Past President Kentucky Youth Soccer • Former Member: University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Advisory Council • Former Member: USDA Equine Species Working Group
A lifelong soccer player, Jim Sadowski has been involved with nearly every aspect of the beautiful game. Jim has led the Metropolitan DC-Virginia Soccer Association as President for 18 years after first serving as Vice President.
Jim’s passion for soccer began in New Jersey (1978) as a travel player for the New Providence Soccer Club, continued in high school (Union Catholic/New Providence), in college (walk-on George Washington University), and in a competitive men’s league (WISL) where Jim captained two teams to championships. In 1994, Jim founded and ran the first affiliated coed league in DC, the Capital Coed Soccer League, where his Mall Rats won ten league titles and three national championships.
Jim has served as a volunteer on the State Referee Committee (since 2002) and many others (Coed Cup, Credentials, Competitions, Open Cup disciplinary, and Foundation Grants). Jim is a retired USSF national referee, but he remains active (Grade 7/college), having officiated hundreds of matches (adults/youth, R1 Youth Finals, Development Academy showcases, USL-2, PDL, NPSL, Veteran’s and US Open Cups, the WPS, and NCAA D1). Jim volunteered as referee liaison for the Washington Freedom (WUSA – 3 years), the Women’s World Cup and a USMNT WC qualifier.
Jim supports DC United, the Washington Spirit and has attended six World Cups (USMNT), all but one USWNT match at the 2003 WWC, and every local USNT match.
Jim is a partner at the law firm of Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, PC. His wife, Maria, and their canine companions reside in McLean, Virginia.