Veit to step down as Philadelphia Union president

Tom Veit is set to step down as Philadelphia Union president to serve the club in a consultancy role.

Veit revealed that the plan was never to stay on as president after helping the fledgling club build a solid foundation which he believes is now in place and he conceded that he was also keen to get back to his home of Tampa.

"I love Philly, but I am a Florida guy and Tampa is my home," Veit told the Daily News.

"It was decided all along that I would not stay on as president once the team was on strong footing, but I will still remain with the Union on a consulting capacity.

"Nothing will be left hanging because I am still involved. I'll be in Philly every month to ensure that even though I am ramping up Solutions Group, I am there to assist in any way possible," added Veit.

"I am extremely proud of what we have built and if I didn't feel comfortable leaving now, I wouldn't have. Now we are an operating MLS franchise, moving into phase two and you need continuity in the people that are moving the club in that direction. That's what we have in Dave Rowan and what we've have always had in Nick (Sakiewicz)."