Fuel Soccer Talk: Remedi replacing Flynn Sept. 16; U.S. U-17 team advances; US Youth Soccer stresses family

Dan Flynn Officially Steps Down As CEO Of U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO (Sept. 9, 2019) – Following his announcement at the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting in February that he would step down this year as CEO and Secretary General of U.S. Soccer, Dan Flynn announced today he is officially leaving his post on Sept. 16 after serving the Federation and the game in the United States for nearly two decades.

With Flynn retiring, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has named Chief Stakeholder Officer Brian Remedi to the additional position as Chief Administrative Officer to ensure the smooth continuity of all Federation operations while the search for a new CEO moves forward. Remedi has worked at the Federation for more than 13 years, including the last 10 in a variety of senior executive roles.

“The honor of serving U.S. Soccer has been a privilege and experience of a lifetime, and none of what we’ve been able to accomplish over my time here would be possible if not for the people within our organization—past and present—who shared my belief and love for what the sport of soccer means and can do here in the United States,” said Flynn.  “I retire with immense appreciation and respect for everyone who played a role in my journey and now look forward to welcoming new leadership that will continue to advance the mission of U.S. Soccer at all levels of our game.”

Remedi will begin his additional position as Chief Administrative Officer on September 16.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with U.S. Soccer staff, our Membership and the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors to continue pushing the game forward,” said Remedi.


U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeats the Netherlands 3-1

ASSEN, Netherlands — The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated the Netherlands 3-1 in both teams’ second game at the 4 Nations Tournament. A penalty kick from Kobe Hernandez gave the USA an early lead while second-half goals from Andres Jasson and Gilbert Fuentes secured the victory against the host nation. Raphael Wicky made nine changes to the U.S. starting line-up that topped Mexico 2-1 in its tournament opener.

Next up, the USA will face Denmark on Monday, Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Denmark has dropped its first two matches at the 4 Nations Tournament, 2-1 to Netherlands and 1-0 to Mexico. The tournament serves as the USA’s final international matches before it kicks off the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Oct. 27.

USA Lineup

USA: 12-Chituru Odunze; 2-Tayvon Gray, 16-Jonathan Tomkinson, 5-Kobe Hernandez (13-Mauricio Cuevas, 46), 3-Adam Armour; 6-Maxi Dietz, 8-Bryang Kayo (4-Nico Carrera, 46), 23-Andres Jasson; 21-Ethan Dobbelaere (20-Gilbert Fuentes, 46), 18-Noah Jones (9-Ricardo Pepi, 72), 11-Jack de Vries (19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, 62)

Subs not used: 1-Damian Las, 22-Aaron Cervantes, 7-Gianluca Busio, 10-Gio Reyna, 14-George Bello, 16-Adam Saldana, 17-Sebastian Anderson


Check out US Youth Soccer’s Week 2 Family page

Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated. Family makes the sport we love even better as we share our trials and special moments with them. Whether it’s running through a victory tunnel made of your family after the game or embracing your parents after a hard loss, our families are always there to share the moment. Take some time this week to kick around the ball or attend a game with your family and make sure to thank your mom, dad and siblings for all the car-rides, orange slices, signs, support, hugs, tears, etc.

This week’s edition includes a Q&A with Rob Fabean, head coach for 14U Boys Beadling 2003 (PA-W). Fabean led the team to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championship final match in Frisco, Texas. Despite losing 2-1, Rob saw the event as a great experience especially since he was able to coach his son, Mason, along the way. Rob discusses his thoughts on family from the perspective of a father as well as a coach.


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