US Soccer Welcomes Sepp Blatter Resignation

US Soccer has welcomed Sepp Blatter’s decision to resign as president of Fifa in a statement released on Wednesday. Sunil Gulati, the president of US Soccer said, "The announcement today by President Blatter represents an exceptional and immediate opportunity for positive change within Fifa." Gulati added that he hoped the decision could lead to reform within football’s governing body and said, "I commend him for making a decision that puts Fifa and the sport we love above all other interests. This is the first of many steps towards real and meaningful reform within Fifa. Today is an occasion for optimism and belief for everyone who shares a passion for our game.” Last week, US Soccer said it would not vote for Blatter in the Fifa presidential election. Blatter won that election, beating US Soccer’s choice for president, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.