President – Chicago Fire FC
A mainstay in North American soccer for the past 25 years, Chicago Fire FC President Nelson Rodríguez is an experienced leader on both the commercial and competition sides of the sport. He currently oversees all business areas for the Club.
Rodríguez originally joined the Fire in September 2015 as General Manager. In January 2018, he took on an expanded role as President and GM, before this year solely focusing on the Club’s transition back to the city of Chicago and enacting a new Club-wide strategic plan.
Prior to joining the Fire, Rodríguez held positions with U.S Soccer Federation (Managing Director, National Team Advisory Services), Chivas USA (President), Major League Soccer (EVP, Competition and Game Operations), Soccer United Marketing (SVP, International Business), MetroStars (Director, Soccer Operations) and Lafayette College (Head Coach, Men’s Soccer).