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The Head Of US Soccer Is Stepping Down After World Cup Miss

The most powerful man in American soccer is stepping down from his post just after the U.S. men's national team failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation, told ESPN he won't be running for re-election, ending a 12-year stint in charge.

Gulati and U.S. Soccer as a whole faced harsh criticism after the men's national team's World Cup miss, including from former national team player Taylor Twellman.

"As a whole, U.S. Soccer is not prepared. They have not done a good enough job of getting this group ready to play," Twellman said on ESPN the night of the loss.

Keep in mind, the men's national team is also still looking for a new coach; head coach Bruce Arena resigned shortly after his team missed the World Cup.

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