- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville’s Major League Soccer team has hired Mike Jacobs as general manager for soccer operations.

Jacobs will maintain his current role as technical director for the United Soccer League’s Nashville SC before transitioning into his MLS position during the 2019 season.

Nashville MLS CEO Ian Ayre said in a statement that “Mike’s knowledge of the U.S. soccer landscape and his creative approach to building a roster are crucial factors as we begin assembling a team and the associated infrastructure needed to create a successful soccer club.”

Jacobs was assistant technical director for Sporting Kansas City of MLS from 2015-17. He helped oversee the U.S. Open Cup Championships in 2015 and 2017. He was president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2016.

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