British soccer exec from Liverpool to lead Nashville’s new MLS club

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Nashville’s new Major League Soccer club has hired Ian Ayre as Chief Executive Officer. 

Ayre led the Liverpool Football Club in England for 10 years. During that time he restructured the entire operation and oversaw a $160 million stadium expansion, according to a news release.

“The opportunity to put Nashville on the national and international soccer map is a truly outstanding challenge, and I literally cannot wait to get started,” said Ayre.  

Major League Soccer awarded an expansion team to Nashville in December, 2017.

More recently CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) made Nashville a host city for the 2019 Gold Cup, which will bring in teams from the U.S. and Canada, starting in June next year.

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