Sunil Gulati will not seek another term as head of U.S. Soccer.
"I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and talking about it with people in many different positions -- many of whom told me I should run," Gulati said on Monday. "But in the end, I think the best thing for me personally, and for the federation, is to see someone new in the job."
Gulati had led the United States over the past 12 years.
There are a number of candidates running for the job: Steve Gans, a Boston attorney who has advised Premier League clubs on their business; Kyle Martino and Eric Wynalda, who played for the national team and now work as commentators; Paul Caligiuri, who played for the national team and now works as a coach; Mike Winograd, who played professionally in Israel; Paul Lapointe, a longtime soccer administrator; and Carlos Cordeiro, Gulatis' vice president and a longtime friend and confidante of Gulati.