US President lauds US Soccer’s NRI Chief

INGENsgulaiPresident Barack Obama has hailed the key role of Sunil Gulati, US Soccer’s Indian-American chief, as he welcomed the triumphant American women’s World Cup team to the White House to celebrate their victory after 16 long years.

56-year-old Gulati, who was born in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad, was unanimously re-elected to a record third four-year term as USSF president in March 2014. His family moved to Connecticut when he was five years old. In April 2013, he was elected to a four-year term on the FIFA Executive Committee.