After the Stewart/McBride/Berhalter era I think the valuable lesson that should be learned is former players in federation leadership positions can lead to unnecessary and very caustic public drama like we saw at the WC with the Reyna family. Those old relationships can and do cloud judgements and have already led to many bad decisions. It's best to avoid those situations.What makes you think it would cause drama? Gooch has already held senior positions in sports organisations, this is not his first experience and I think he has every chance of succeeding!
That said, I've always loved Gooch and do believe he can succeed. I just hope he leaves the role by the time some of his peers have kids in the program.