Agoos hired as MLS technical director

Former All-Star defender Jeff Agoos has been hired by Major

League Soccer as technical director of competition.

He will work with Nelson Rodriguez, executive vice president of

competition and game operations, on planning and competition

strategies.

Agoos is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame who was a

five-time MLS champion and nine-time All-Star during a 10-year

career with D.C. United, San Jose and New York. He burned his

uniform when he failed to make the 1994 U.S. World Cup roster and

had an own goal against Portugal in the Americans’ opener against

Portugal at the 2002 World Cup.

He worked for the Red Bulls as technical director and sporting

director after his retirement.