• Kristin Bernert has joined the Columbus Crew as president of business operations
. She spent 10 years in executive roles with Madison Square Garden Sports and recently co-founded KB2. She spent the last part of the 2021 NWSL season as Gotham FC's interim head of business operations. • Ron Patel has returned to New Mexico United as chief business officer. He was the
president and co-founder of the Albuquerque Sol and played a pivotal role in the founding of New Mexico United. Most recently, Patel was the managing director of NISA Nation. • The Seattle Sounders hired Andy Rose as an assistant coach. Rose joins Brian
Schmetzer’s staff following a 10-year playing career that began with Sounders out of UCLA. Seattle's other assistants are Preki and Freddy Juarez, both former MLS head coaches, and long-time goalkeeper coach Tom Dutra.