Sunil Gulati was president of the U.S. Soccer Federation from 2006 through 2018. He was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. In 2013 he was elected as a member of the FIFA Council. He was a USSF Committee Chairman in the 1980s, Executive Vice President of the 1994 World Cup Organizing Committee, Deputy Commissioner of Major League Soccer from 1995 to 1999 and Executive Vice President of the USSF from 2000 to 2006. He is currently a senior lecturer at Columbia University in the economics department. Gulati was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on September 21st of 2019.