U.S. Soccer National Council Passes Amendment to Bylaw to Increase Athlete Representation on U.S. Soccer Board During Extraordinary Meeting in Chicago

U.S. Soccer Board of Directors Increases to 21 Members with 33.3 Percent Athlete Representation
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CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2021) – The U.S. Soccer National Council voted to amend specific bylaws to increase athlete representation from 20 percent to 33.3 percent on the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors during an extraordinary meeting in Chicago earlier today.

The change, which will begin on Dec. 1, 2021, was required to ensure U.S. Soccer is in compliance with a new federal law and USOPC bylaw regarding the representation of athletes on sports national governing bodies. The deadline to come into compliance was by the end of 2021.

The amendment was developed by the U.S. Soccer Governance Taskforce, which met multiple times in the past months to come up with the proposal.

With the passed amendment, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors will increase from 15 to 21 members starting on Dec. 1, 2021, with each member having one vote except as otherwise provided. Click here for more specific information.