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Bailey named league executive director

U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that former U.S. women’s national team general manager Cheryl Bailey will serve as executive director of the new women’s soccer league set to begin in 2013.

Bailey was the GM of the U.S. women from 2007 to 2011. She also has 15 years of experience as the senior associate athletic director and the senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin for 15 years from 1990 to 2005.

“Cheryl was a highly regarded employee for U.S. Soccer during her time with the Women’s National Team and she has the perfect skill set and experience to help get this league up and running,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said. “Cheryl was one of the many pioneers for intercollegiate women’s athletics and was immersed in the inner works of elite women’s soccer for five years. We’re excited to have her on board.”

Read the full release here.

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