After nearly two decades in leadership positions throughout U.S. Soccer, Dan Flynn will leave his post as CEO and secretary general on September 16.

With Flynn retiring, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has named Chief Stakeholder Officer Brian Remedi to the additional position as chief administrative officer while the search for a new CEO moves forward. Remedi has worked at the federation for more than 13 years.

Flynn had announced in February that he would be stepping down this year. A St. Louis native, he was influential in helping the city recently being awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team.

“The honor of serving U.S. Soccer has been a privilege and experience of a lifetime, and none of what we’ve been able to accomplish over my time here would be possible if not for the people within our organization — past and present — who shared my belief and love for what the sport of soccer means and can do here in the United States,” said Flynn. “I retire with immense appreciation and respect for everyone who played a role in my journey and now look forward to welcoming new leadership that will continue to advance the mission of U.S. Soccer at all levels of our game.”

Starting in 2000, Flynn has led the development and construction of soccer facilities to help grow the game in the United States, including the National Training Center in Carson, California, in 2003, and the National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas, which opened in 2017. He also helped the organizing committee as the United States hosted the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and was part of the creation of the National Women’s Soccer League.

“I’d like to thank Dan for his incredible commitment to U.S. Soccer for the past 20 years,” said U.S Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro. “His steadfast leadership has been invaluable and drove the sport to new heights. As I said at our AGM earlier this year, Dan can look back on his tenure knowing that our federation and soccer in America is stronger than ever because of his dedicated service.”