[MLS]After the departure of president and CEO Shawn Hunter and head coach Martin Vazquez, Stephen Hamilton has stepped down as vice president of soccer operations at Chivas USA.
In his three seasons with Chivas USA, Hamilton oversaw the soccer side of the club, including its youth system.
He had previously served as director of team services at AEG Sports, where he oversaw as many as six MLS clubs at one time.
Hamilton, whose late brother, Doug, had been the president of the Los Angeles Galaxy, also has worked for MLS and adidas.
“Stephen has been a great asset for Chivas USA through his three years with the team, and all of us would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication,” said Chivas USA Investor-Operator Antonio Cue. “The team accomplished a lot during his tenure, including MLS playoff appearances two out of three seasons and qualifying for SuperLiga and Concacaf Champions League. More importantly, he helped lay the groundwork that will help us far into the future, through his development of the youth program and key signings to the first team.”