Washington, D.C., January 25, 2013 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that Leighton Welch, co-chairman of the Foundation’s New York Leadership Council and president of Welch Capital Partners, has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Welch joins a board comprised of business and sports luminaries from former U.S. National Team players, to International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and Major League Soccer (MLS) executives, to leaders in the world of business and government.