Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Plush steps down as Rapids' managing director
by Paul Kennedy, December 7th, 2011 12:14AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The changes at the Colorado Rapids continue as Jeff Plush, the club's managing director, is leaving after almost five years.

In 2010, he helped guide the team to its first-ever MLS championship. The 2011 season was rockier as Plush clashed with head coach Gary Smith, who left the club following the season.
 
“Jeff has played an important role in so much of the Rapids’ recent success on and off the field,” said Jim Martin, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment's president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Jeff has poured his heart and soul into the Rapids. We are indebted to him for his hard work and unrelenting dedication to the Colorado Rapids and Major League Soccer."

Plush joined the Rapids in January 2006 and a year later the club opened its new home, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. He also worked on developing the Rapids' relationship with Arsenal, whose majority owner is KSE owner Stan Kroenke.

He previously worked for five years as an executive at KSE, the Rapids' parent sports organization, playing a key role in the launch of the Altitude Sports & Entertainment, its regional television network.

“The past six seasons with the Rapids have been a dream come true in many ways,” said Plush, who will serve as as a consultant to KSE. “I believe I have accomplished what I set out to accomplish; it’s time for me to explore the new opportunities in front of me. It’s been an honor to be a part of the incredible growth of Major League Soccer and to play a role in the Rapids’ first-ever championship. I would personally like to thank Rapids owner, Stan Kroenke, for giving me the opportunity to help lead this wonderful club. I wish the Rapids continued success. I will cherish the many friendships I have made in Denver and throughout the professional sports world over the past 11 years. I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Three takeaways from USA-Switzerland     
After beating a traditional power, Norway, 2-1, to start their Algarve Cup campaign, the U.S. women ...
Audi becomes MLS auto partner    
Audi has entered into a multi-year partnership with Major League Soccer, making it the league's official ...
MLS Preseason Power Rankings: Revs start on top     
Our first edition of the MLS Power Rankings is based somewhat on last season's performance, with ...
What They're Saying: Bill Peterson    
"I don't think what's being called 'free agency' is very advantageous for the players. You look ...
MLS Trade Central: Galaxy signs Finn Vayrynen    
The LA Galaxy has signed 33-year-old Finnish midfielder Mika Vayrynen, who is expected to get first ...
Networks step up MLS coverage with dedicated time slots    
MLS begins a new eight-year agreement with dedicated time slots on three networks. Friday's LA Galaxy-Chicago ...
Video Pick: Chelsea star injured without playing     
Chelsea defender Nemanja Matic was suspended for its English League Cup final win over Tottenham last ...
Josh Perez spurs big win for U.S. U-17s     
The USA can clinch a spot at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup with a win Sunday ...
Top 10 new reasons why to get excited about MLS    
The Major League Soccer kicks off its new season this weekend. There's a lot to get ...
What They're Saying: Danny Cruz    
"This wasn't an easy decision. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives