Gulati elected to FIFA executive panel

April 19, 2013
By Associated Press
PANAMA CITY -- U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati was elected Friday to FIFA's executive committee, edging Mexican Football president Justino Compean by one vote.

"We welcome the new committee member," FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.

Gulati won 18-17 in a balloting at the congress of North and Central American and Caribbean Football in Panama City, USSF spokesman Neil Buethe said.

Gulati was elected to a four-year term and will join soccer's 25-member ...

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