David Wright has joined the U.S. Soccer Federation as its new chief commercial officer. Wright brings more than 20 years of strategic management and business growth leadership to U.S. Soccer, most recently working for Minor League Baseball.

“David is an outstanding sales and marketing professional with an impeccable reputation,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary General Will Wilson. “He has the experience, relationships, skill-set and work ethic to have both immediate and long-term positive impact on U.S Soccer. Additionally, he has a strong track record of building diverse teams and mentoring staff. As a former collegiate soccer athlete he is a team player and a leader, and I’m very excited to have him on board.”

Wright has been MiLB’s chief marketing and commercial officer for the past four years. In that role, he led all marketing and commercial business units, including business strategy and research, marketing, brand development, communications, media and content, business development and partnership marketing. He also oversaw the MiLB Enterprises initiative, which was designed to maximize commercial value by leveraging the power and scale of MiLB’s 160 teams.

Before joining MiLB, Wright worked for Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing, serving as senior vice president of global sponsorship, among other positions

“I am honored to join U.S. Soccer at such an incredible moment in time for the sport,” said Wright. “With a great foundation in place, unprecedented momentum, the unparalleled success of the U.S. Women’s National Team and the 2026 FIFA World Cup on the horizon, I am excited to play a role in soccer’s continued growth for many years to come.”