Cynthia Parlow is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion. As Head Coach in 2013 Parlow led the Portland Thorns FC to clinch the inaugural National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) championship title.
Parlow previously served on U.S. Soccer's Referee Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, Appeals Committee, the Athletes’ Council, and Youth Task Force. Parlow was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2018, the Tennessee State Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 2019, and the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.
On March 2020, she was named President of U.S. Soccer.