SBD/21/Leagues Governing Bodies

MLS NAMES SUCCESSOR TO ROTHENBERG TODAY

     Doug Logan will reportedly be named the first Commissioner
of MLS today.  Logan has an "entertainment and arena-business
background" and will be asked to steer the league during their
inaugural season which will being play in April (USA TODAY,
11/21).  Alan Rothenberg is expected to formalize his future role
with the MLS this week.  With the "need for a hands-on leader,"
Rothenberg passed on being full-time Commissioner.  Rothenberg
has been viewed as "having spread himself too thinly between MLS,
his law practice and the presidency of the [USSF]."  Grahame
Jones reports the move has been "mutually agreed-upon" and that
Rothenberg is "not being forced out" (L.A. TIMES, 11/21).
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