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Source: MLS Expansion NYC FC To Hire Former Rutgers AD Pernetti

Former Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti will join MLS club NYC FC “as its chief business officer,” according to a source. The move will be formally announced next week. Pernetti resigned from Rutgers in April amid the fallout from a scandal involving men's basketball coach Mike Rice. NYC FC is scheduled to begin play in '15 as the league's 20th team (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 9/6). ESPN's Alexi Lalas wrote on his Twitter feed, "Smart move. Sure he didn't come cheap" (TWITTER.com, 9/6).
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