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Leadership & Culture, Performance | Aug 5, 2020
The EVP of Soccer Ops and GM at Los Angeles FC discusses his experience of the MLS bubble and his hopes for the club's future.

“While I don’t want to be a miser and not enjoy the success we’ve had, but success can also be a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” says John Thorrington.


Los Angeles FC’s Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations and General Manager is speaking to At Home With Leaders just days after his team’s exit from the MLS is Back Tournament quarter-finals.

The three-year-old franchise has made progress on Thorrington’s watch but he is not about to rest on his laurels, particularly with the team still hoping to be involved in the quarter-finals of the suspended Concacaf Champions League.

Today’s episode is brought to by our sponsors Football Manager, the global hit football simulation game.

Also up for discussion with co-hosts Matthew Stone and Steve Gera were:

– Thorrington’s musings on how sport will operate differently post-pandemic [7:00];

– Life inside the MLS bubble in Orlando, Florida [16:30];

– Los Angeles scenario planning for the return to home markets [30:30];

– What teams can learn from this pandemic-imposed discipline [33:30].

Steve Gera: Twitter | LinkedIn

Matthew Stone: Twitter | LinkedIn

Further listening:

At Home With Leaders – Ben Cherington

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