LAFC are about to embark on the soccer side of their club building project.
The club quietly announced on Monday a press conference Tuesday morning in Exposition Park, where they will unveil their first major hire on the soccer side of operations, a position they are calling the executive vice president of soccer operations. From the release: "This executive will oversee all player and personnel decisions helping to build the new MLS franchise from the ground up and lead the Club through the 2018 inaugural season."
Obviously there are multiple ways to organize soccer operations at a pro soccer team, even within MLS, so we'll have to see how this person will be situated in the organization when the head coach and possibly general manager/technical director (if this person isn't going to hold those roles) are brought aboard down the line. Still, this kind of addition, even with the team still more than two years away from beginning play, is a big deal.
And not to put any pressure on this person, but he will be responsible for setting the tone for the organization and kicking off the club in MLS. Like I said, it's a big deal.
Also, looks like the general public can peep a glance at the happenings:
We'll have a special announcement tomorrow morning at 10:00am. Follow the live stream on Periscope @LAFC.— LAFC (@LAFC) December 7, 2015
We'll have coverage of this news tomorrow and in the days to come.
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