"I've been asked before about this job — it's a dream job for me. Not just for the chance to put a team together and help out a club, but to do it here in Nashville, to deal with people who I think have shared visions, people who get along real well."
-- Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs
on getting a contract extension through the 2023 MLS season after the expansion team reached the Eastern Conference semifinals in its first season. Its two playoff wins are the most by an expansion team since the Chicago Fire, the MLS champion in 1998. Jacobs' work in soccer began at Iona College at age 24 when he was the youngest head coach in the NCAA and includes stints at Duke University (assistant coach), University of Evansville (head coach), USL (technical director) and Sporting KC (assistant technical director) as well as a year as the NSCAA president. (Nashville Tennessean