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Rodriguez and Durbin to head new league areas
January 15th, 2010 7AM
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Major League Soccer  is reorganizing the competition aspects of the League Office with the creation of two new departments headed by long-time executives Nelson Rodriguez and Todd Durbin to focus on technical development and player/labor relations.
 
As Executive Vice President of Competition, Technical and Game Operations, Rodriguez will be responsible for all on-field competition, including game operations and disciplinary matters, and and technical matters such as scouting. He will work with MLS coaches and club technical directors on game-related matters.

Rodriguez most recently played a key role in the establishment of of MLS's key business development areas.
 
The current Executive Vice President of Player Relations and Competition, Durbin will oversee the signing of all player contracts as well as the rules by which players are allocated or assigned to clubs.

He will also manage MLS labor relations and serve as the key point of contact for the MLS Players Union. In addition, he will oversee an expanded youth development initiative that will focus on relationships MLS has with lower-division leagues, youth academies and the overall development of young soccer players.

Durbin's tenure with MLS dates back to 1995, before the league's launch the next year.
 
"Major League Soccer remains focused on becoming one of the top soccer leagues in the world and continuing the growth of the game in the United States and Canada," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "The creation of these two new competition areas, under the stewardship of Todd and Nelson, provides us with experienced and passionate leadership of two executives who have each worked for MLS for more than a decade. This reorganization and additional resources we will add to technical development solidify our charge of making the game our first priority."



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