Atlanta United Vice President Carlos Bocanegra (left) and President Darren Eales (right) pose with Darlington Nagbe in December.

Bocanegra takes on new task within U.S. Soccer

Atlanta United Vice President Carlos Bocanegra has been appointed to lead one of two new committees within U.S. Soccer, the organization announced on Thursday.

The committees are designed to improve efficiency and better serve members, according to the release from U.S. Soccer.

Bocanegra, who made more than 100 appearances for the U.S. men’s national team and captained it in two World Cups, will co-chair with Angela Hucles the Technical Development Committee, which is tasked with providing a “board-level understanding of soccer within the Federation.”

The second committee, the Commercial Committee, “will provide oversight to U.S. Soccer's commercial activities and lend assistance with an in-depth analysis of the organization's future plans, in particular the dynamic media rights and sponsorship landscape.”

"These changes will empower the Board to play a greater role in all Federation activities, and reflects our ongoing commitment to improve oversight and accountability and serve all our members," U.S Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro said in the statement. "By involving board members earlier in the decision-making process, we can more effectively utilize the available expertise, build consensus and improve the effectiveness of the Federation." 

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