22 Facts About Alan Rothenberg


Alan I Rothenberg was born on April 10,1939 and is an American lawyer and sports executive.


Alan Rothenberg is known for his contributions to and influence on the growth of soccer in the United States.


Alan Rothenberg is the namesake of the Alan I Rothenberg Trophy, which was awarded annually to the winner of the MLS Cup from 1996 to 2007.


Alan Rothenberg was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007 in recognition of his contribution as a "Builder" of the sport in the United States.


Alan Rothenberg is a member of the FIFA Ethics Committee.


Alan Rothenberg graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1963 where he finished top of his class.


Alan Rothenberg was a fan and follower of traditional American sports.

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Alan Rothenberg had no experience with soccer until the age of 28, when he came into contact with the nascent North American Soccer League while serving as a lawyer for Jack Kent Cooke.


Almost ten years after the folding of the Wolves, Alan Rothenberg headed an investment group that bought the Los Angeles Aztecs, a newer club in the same league, but he sold the team after three seasons in 1980, thus escaping the later collapse of the league.


In 1984, Alan Rothenberg was asked by Peter Ueberroth, then serving as the organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, to take on the role of commissioner of soccer for the Olympic Games.


The success of soccer at the 1984 Olympics, under Alan Rothenberg's leadership, was a significant factor in FIFA awarding the United States in 1988 the right to host the 1994 World Cup.


In 1990, with FIFA's backing, Alan Rothenberg defeated the unpopular incumbent Werner Fricker in a landslide in an election for the Presidency of the United States Soccer Federation.


Alan Rothenberg was then named Chairman of the World Cup 1994 Organizing Committee.


Alan Rothenberg pushed for the 1994 World Cup to be held in large venues.


Under Alan Rothenberg's guidance, the 1994 World Cup was a major success.


Alan Rothenberg was the major force behind the inception of Project 2010, which was launched in 1998.


Alan Rothenberg served as President of the US Soccer Federation for two four-year terms until 1998, when term limits forced him to step down from the post.


Alan Rothenberg played an integral part in organizing the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup which was hosted by the United States.


Alan Rothenberg remains a member of the USSF executive committee, and is one of three Vice Presidents of CONCACAF.


In 1998, Alan Rothenberg headed a bid by the Japanese advertising agency Dentsu to buy the San Jose Clash of MLS, but was forced to pull out at a late date due to the Asian stock market crisis.


In 2004 Alan Rothenberg founded 1st Century Bank, a community bank with offices on the Westside Los Angeles area catering to small businesses and professionals.


Alan Rothenberg serves as chairman of the bank, which was acquired by Oklahoma City-based MidFirst Bank in early 2016.