"Winograd's pitch doesn’t revolve around his playing career – four years at Lafayette College, three in Israel – or his management stint with a local professional club. It revolves around his 17 years as an accomplished corporate lawyer, now at Ropes & Gray – around his time in board rooms with executives from Microsoft, Samsung, Bank of America, FedEx, Bain, TPG, and so on. . . . He’s impressed pundits and fellow candidates. He’s come to the table with clear, refined ideas, and has reiterated them at candidate forums and in interviews."
"Michael Winograd is among the nation's leading corporate attorneys, a litigator and
advisor for massive concerns involving hundreds of billions of dollars. And soccer is
in his blood. He played in college and as a pro overseas, has been coaching for two
decades in the collegiate and youth games and was deeply involved in the creation of
a professional club in the late 1990s."
"This past Friday, Winograd spoke with the Inquirer and Daily News. He has
some ties to the greater Philadelphia region, having attended Lafayette as an
undergrad, then Penn’s law school. He lives in northern New Jersey and
works for the mega-firm Ropes & Gray."
"Michael is an outstanding individual," said Jane Willis, who chairs Ropes & Gray's
global litigation practice. "His leadership skills and ability to get things done in a
smart, efficient and strategic manner make him a true asset."
"[T]wo alumni of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), have announced their candidacy: Michael Winograd and Kyle Martino...."
Sports Business Journal Election "Winners and Losers" Wrap Up, By Ian Thomas
"Entering a race filled with former national team players, existing U.S. Soccer power brokers and regional organizers, Winograd was the least known candidate. But over the election, the East Coast corporate lawyer turned the most heads, moving from an unknown to one who many had as high as their second choice, impressing with his demeanor and approach. . . . [H]is campaign left many U.S. Soccer voters hoping for him to stay involved. His name will likely be tossed around as a candidate for the vice president position Cordeiro is vacating"