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Sunil Gulati willing to disclose FIFA pay to exco

Monday - 4/22/2013, 4:38pm  ET

FILE - In this June 28, 2010, file photo, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati listens during a news conference in Johannesburg. Gulati has been elected to FIFA's executive committee. USSF spokesman Neil Buethe says Gulati defeated Mexican Football President Justino Campeon 18-17 in a vote Friday, April 19, 2013, at the congress of North and Central American and Caribbean Football's governing body in Panama City. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The incoming American member of FIFA's executive committee is willing to disclose what payments and expense money he receives from soccer's governing body as long as he isn't bound by a confidentiality agreement.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati was elected Friday to the North American spot on the 25-member committee and will replace fellow American Chuck Blazer on May 30.

"It's my belief FIFA should in fact disclose the compensation of directors," Gulati said Monday during a telephone conference call. "I would have no problem of disclosing if it's not a violation of any provision with FIFA for directors."

A 53-year-old economics teacher at Columbia University and the USSF president since 2006, Gulati was appointed to FIFA's independent governance committee two years ago.

At least 12 executive committee members have been accused of some level of corruption since October 2010: Nigeria's Amos Adamu, Ivory Coast's Jacques Anouma, Blazer, Qatar's Mohamed bin Hammam, Sri Lanka's Manilal Fernando, Cameroon's Issa Hayatou, Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz, Thailand's Worawi Makudi, Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira, Tahiti's Reynald Temarii, Spain's Angel Mar
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