Just announced by the Houston Dynamo and the Montreal Impact, Matt Jordan will leave Montreal to become Houston's new VP and General Manager, after losing Dominic Kinnear who left for the San Jose Earthquakes.
Jordan's role changed as part of the technical staff of the bleu-blanc-noir going from Director of Soccer Operations to Technical Director earlier this year. He was involved in different areas, including soccer operations, contract negotiations,and salary cap management.
The ex-goalkeeper retired as an Impact player in NASL and joined the staff upon his retirement in 2011.
I'd like to thank the Montreal Impact for seven great years. I've always given my absolute best for this club both as a player and while working in the front office. It's been an experience of a lifetime. I truly appreciate the support and friendship of our ownership, staff, coaches, and former teammates through the years. This is not an easy decision, but is one that makes sense for me and my family with this new challenge ahead. The city of Montreal and this club will always hold a special place in the hearts of myself and my family.
As per the Houston Dynamo,
Matt Jordan will report to team president Chris Canetti. He will oversee all aspects of the 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.
This opens up a spot in the club's technical staff and it is not sure yet whether his position will be filled right away or not. It is interesting to see Jordan's new role as it represents a tremendous promotion for the ex-Impact player/director but the scope of his responsibilities are huge and seem at the least exciting for the 39-year old.
The Montreal Impact has a big task in hand to almost rebuild its technical staff from scratch. Beyond Frank Klopas' potentially expanding role, the sporting side of the Impact has a lot of work to do this off-season.