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FC Cincinnati hires first COO ahead of MLS move

FC Cincinnati is gearing up for its move to Major League Soccer by bringing in Dennis Carroll as the club’s first chief operating officer.

The former Philadelphia Union executive “will oversee key internal operating departments, including finance, construction, administration, information technology and operations”.

“We look forward to having Dennis use his extensive experience in MLS to help enhance our business operations consistent with our vision to be an innovative franchise,” said FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding.

Elsewhere, the Columbus Crew has hired Tim Bezbatchenko as club president. Dee Haslam, JW Johnson and Pete Edwards will be confirmed as new ‘investor-operators’ on Wednesday. A press conference that “ushers in a new era” has been announced.

Andy Loughnane has been named the Austin FC president.

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