Salcedo appointed CONCACAF Director of Development
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MIAMI -- CONCACAF announced Thursday the appointment of Hugo Salcedo as the confederation's Director of Development.

Salcedo brings extensive experience in the football field as a retired U.S. soccer player and member of the U.S. Olympic and Pan American teams. Furthermore, he has coached at the collegiate level and has spent over thirty years in various executive positions with FIFA, United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Major League Soccer (MLS).

"Development is at the core of CONCACAF's priorities as our goal is to see the quality of play reach the highest attainable level in our region," expressed President Jeffrey Webb. "As part of this essential task, we have invited Mr. Salcedo to be a key player in the evolution of the development of football within our Confederation."

After a long path as a professional player and executive official at various institutions, Salcedo was appointed by FIFA as a venue General Coordinator for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Since then, he has been selected for a total of 22 FIFA competitions, most recently at the 2012 Olympic Football Tournament in London.

As part of Salcedo's professional engagements, in 1992, he became responsible for the oversight of the administrative portion of FIFA's coaching courses. Finally, he spent two years working for MLS in assisting the development of Hispanic players.

From 2001-2004, Salcedo was the FIFA Development Officer for the region of CONCACAF with the task of supervising and helping member associations as they implemented FIFA Goal programmes, as well as noting trends that emerged in their respective areas.

"In my long quest to be an integral part of the development of this region, I trust my skills and vast expertise will contribute to the expansion and advancement of the sport within the CONCACAF region," said Salcedo. "It is a privilege to be an intrinsic part of a motivated team of professionals led by such visionary leadership."