D.C. United to rent Lucy Rushton as historic GM


Lucy Rushton might be D.C. United’s new basic supervisor in one other vital step for ladies in main male skilled sports activities. 

Sportico reported Monday that Rushton and the MLS membership have agreed to phrases on a basic manger contract. She’ll be the second feminine basic supervisor in MLS historical past after Lynne Meterparel of the San Jose Conflict (now the Houston Dynamo), and the third girl within the place in main males’s skilled sports activities. 

Kim Ng was the primary in one of many large three North American sports activities when she was employed by the Miami Marlins final November. A handful of basic managers within the WNBA and NWSL are girls.

Rushton named GM in D.C. United shakeup

Rushton’s historic hiring follows one other at D.C. United and is a part of a serious shakeup on the membership. 

The membership employed Danita Johnson as its president of enterprise operations in December. Johnson is the primary Black particular person solely the third girl to carry the position. 

Rushton is taking up for Dave Kasper, who joined the membership in 2002 and can transfer into the president of soccer operations position, per Sportico. He has served as basic supervisor since 2007 and as vp of soccer operations since 2014. 

D.C. United employed Hernán Losada as its new head coach in January, changing their coach of the previous decade in Ben Olsen. They’ve additionally parted methods with Chris Deubert, their head authorized counsel since November of 2018, per The Athletic.

The membership went 5-6-12 final season and completed second-to-last within the Jap Convention. Whereas they’ve gained the Supporters’ Shields with the most effective common season file in 2006 and 2007, D.C. United has not gained MLS Cup since 2004. It gained the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competitions in 2008 and 2013. 

Who’s Lucy Rushton?

Rushton is at the moment the head of technical recruitment and evaluation at Atlanta United. She’s additionally frolicked at Studying FC and Watford in England. 

As coach she helped lead Atlanta United to the 2018 MLS Cup title in its second season of existence. She has been praised as an analytics professional with crucial contributions to that championship. 

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