Kevin Payne became US Club Soccer’s CEO in January 2015. Payne’s career includes more than 25 years of high-profile, executive leadership positions within U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer, and he adds invaluable expertise and experience to the US Club Soccer front office. His resume is well documented among the top levels of the sport.
In 1994, Payne assembled the first ownership group for D.C. United and was a founding member of the MLS Board of Governors. When the MLS began in 1996, Payne also served as the President and General Manager of D.C. United.
Payne served as a Board Member of the U.S. Soccer Federation from 1999-2014 and maintains his positions as Board Member and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, which he’s held since 1999. He chaired the U.S. Soccer Technical Committee from 2007-13 and remains on the Technical Working Group. From 2009-12, Payne served on the FIFA Global Committee for Club Football.