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 SRU Good News for April 18, 2011 



SRU graduate takes reins of Major League Soccer

Jon Radke, a 2002 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has been named director of operations for Major League Soccer and will now be based in New York City.

Radke most recently served as director of operations for D. C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

            He spent nine years with D.C. United after graduating from SRU. He started as an intern, and then moved up to coordinator and manager, before being named director.

            MLS, founded in 1993, is a professional soccer league based in the U.S and sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation. It is comprised of 18 teams.


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