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Watch: LAFC's John Thorrington makes opening marks after being unveiled as first soccer executive

We were there, and have a taste of what went down at the press conference.

John Thorrington was announced as LAFC's first soccer operations hire on Tuesday, and we've recorded his opening remarks for posterity.

In introducing Thorrington, LAFC co-owners Peter Guber and Tom Penn emphasized Thorrington's knowledge base, both on and off the field. While he does not have any experience in this particular position, he's the latest in a line of former MLS players to join the management ranks after retirement. It could go either way, obviously.

But before we get to a full knee-jerk reaction to the news, enjoy some of Thorrington's opening remarks after taking the job, officially called executive vice president, soccer operations, where he discusses his journey and local roots, as well as his hopes for the job:

John Thorrington introduction

Watch: John Thorrington speaks to the media after being announced as Los Angeles Football Club's first soccer operations hire.

Posted by The Goat Parade on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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