TAMPA, Fla. - The USL Super League today announced the addition of veteran sports executive Carrie Taylor to its leadership team as Vice President of Operations. Taylor joins the USL with three decades of soccer experience, and was the first female assistant coach for a men’s professional team in the United Soccer League with the USL Championship’s San Diego Loyal SC.
Taylor will oversee and operate the planning and execution of Super League competitions, collaborate on the implementation and progression of league standards, as well as assist in creating the overall strategy for the launch of the league in 2024.
"Carrie is a seasoned soccer executive with an incredible background that stretches across all areas and levels of the business," said Amanda Vandervort, USL Super League President. “Her commitment to the game, passion for the impact we can have through it, and vision for the future of professional women's soccer, are unparalleled. We are excited about the steady and experienced leadership Carrie will bring to the league, clubs, players, coaches, and fans as we build toward the Super League kickoff next fall."
Taylor led multiple verticals for San Diego Loyal SC and become an assistant coach to Landon Donovan as the club prepared for its inaugural season in the USL Championship in 2020. On an international level, Taylor worked as a technical consultant and assistant coach for the Jamaica women’s national team where she prepared a three-year strategic plan for the future of the Reggae Girlz’ program. Prior to that, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer for men’s professional club Stumptown AC.
Taylor brings extensive coaching experience at all levels of soccer in North America. Taylor was an assistant coach at both Temple University and Xavier University before becoming the women’s head coach at Mt. St Joseph University in 2005. Taylor also established the men’s program at Mt. St Joseph University, making her one of the first women to lead a men’s NCAA program.
“I am thrilled to be joining the USL Super League and this role perfectly aligns with my past experiences and future ambitions,” said Taylor. “The leadership across the league and clubs is inspired, and I'm excited to hit the ground running to help build the USL Super League as a global leader in professional women's soccer.”
Earlier this year, the Super League announced its initial 13 markets with eight of those set to compete in the league’s inaugural season and five that will take the field upon the completion of a stadium or infrastructure project.