An economist, Sunil Gulati, has taken charge of the US Soccer Federation, the organization that runs the national team. On his first day in office he reduced the size of the USSF board from 40 to 15. Excellent move!
Mr. Gulati teaches at Columbia and works for the World Bank when he's not involved in the beautiful game. His parents along with mentor Jagdish Bhagwati felt he was wasting his time with soccer. Apparently not! Rob Hughes covers this interesting story in the IHT.