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16. Clark Hunt

The Hunt family has been a leader in U.S. professional soccer for more than 50 years. And while Clark Hunt, 51, can’t quite match his father, Lamar – truly one of the professional game’s most important pioneers here – for historical heft and influence, he’s inching ever closer.

Dan Hunt, another of Lamar’s sons, makes many of the day-to-day calls around FC Dallas as club president. Clark, meanwhile, sits a little higher on the food chain as chairman of Hunt Sports Group, which also formerly counted MLS teams in Kansas City and Columbus among its holdings.

Clark Hunt has been a member of Major League Soccer’s influential competition committee since the league’s inception. Plus, he serves as chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs and remains an influential voice on the league’s board of governors. It all adds up to having been a big voice in the room for a long, long time in Major League Soccer.

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