Jake Edwards is President of the United Soccer League and one of the key leaders in growing the game in the United States. A former professional soccer player, Edwards’ careered spanned over a decade with appearances in the English Football League, Football Conference and USL. After his playing career came to an end, Jake completed his MBA at Warwick Business School and quickly joined Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment agency, as a strategic consultant. Coming full-circle, Jake returned to the United States in 2013 as Executive Vice President of the USL where he was responsible for planning and executing the league’s long term growth strategy. Today, Jake helps drive organizational strategy for the the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America: The United Soccer League.