The Houston Dynamo announced today that Matt Jordan will be brought in as the new Vice-President and General Manager. After retiring as a player in 2011, he joined the Montreal Impact's Front Office as the Director of Soccer Operations and then in 2013 was promoted to technical director for the Impact and was involved in Montreal signing notable players such as Marco Di Vaio, Ignacio Piatti, and Alessandro Nesta.
During his time in Montreal, his duties and responsibilities covered nearly all soccer operation areas from player contracts, scouting, and managing financial aspects such as salary cap management and the technical operations budget.
Jordan will report to Dynamo President Chris Canetti, but will mostly have free reign over the club. The Houston Dynamo reported that Jordan will "oversee all aspects of soccer operations, including the establishment of a club vision, the creation of a worldwide scouting network, the development of a sports science program, the integration of data analytics, management of the team's salary cap and contract negotiations, and the addition of a USL Pro franchise".
It seems like a lot on the plate for the 39 year old, but Jordan has proven capable of handling these responsibilities in Montreal. He is young and is just now gaining his experience, but the Dynamo Organization has faith in him, and he will have the support of Canetti should he ever need the assistance.
The Dynamo are still on the hunt for a head coach and there are a number of important drafts coming up which will affect how the roster may look next year. It's an exciting off-season to say the least and it is just beginning.