A press release from Minnesota United on Tuesday announced that the club would be parting ways with President Nick Rogers. Rogers took the position in 2013 and was instrumental in the club’s MLS bid and eventual expansion.
Rogers departure coincides with the club’s hiring of CEO Chris Wright at the end of the 2017 season. Wright had been serving as the president of basketball operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves and stepped in to lead the Loons in marketing and team operations in early October. The club announced that they would not be filling the President position.
While some may question Rogers effectiveness in MNUFC’s first year, you cannot question his passion for the club and the effect he had on soccer in Minnesota. Rogers posted a Twitter thread in March addressing some of the shortcomings of the team in the snowpener, and promising that the club was building to something more. Without Rogers’ efforts, we would not have been able to see MLS soccer in Minnesota. We are forever appreciative of Mr. Rogers’ work with the club, and excited to see where he ends up in the future.