Philadelphia Union Name Peter Nowak Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations/Team Manager

Philadelphia Union Name Peter Nowak Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations/Team Manager

March 30, 2011 8:25:36 AM PDT
Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz announced today that Peter Nowak, the club's first ever team manager, has been named Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations/Team Manager of Philadelphia Union. Nowak's title change is a representation of his extensive duties as they relate to all soccer operations within the Union organization. "Peter's new title better reflects his broader responsibilities overseeing our entire soccer operation," said Sakiewicz. "From day one, Peter has proven to be a talented strategist and his passion and knowledge of the sport suit him perfectly for this role."

As Philadelphia Union expand their technical programs and soccer operations throughout the Philadelphia region, Nowak will continue to oversee all personnel and activities involving the first team and youth academy.

Nowak joined the Union on May 29, 2009 and since then has served as Team Manager, responsible for all facets of the club's training and on-field performance. A Major League Soccer legend, Nowak has won MLS Cups as both a player and a coach, the only individual to have accomplished the feat in league history. A former Polish National Team captain, Nowak served a dual role as Head Coach of the Under-23 U.S. Men's National Team and assistant to Bob Bradley with the full national team prior to arriving in Philadelphia.

Sakiewicz and Nowak will address the media at a press conference today, Wednesday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m. EST in PPL Park's Press Conference Room. Those unable to attend can call (877) 345-5891 and enter access code 2010 2010 20. Please contact Cristina Maillo-Belda at (610)-497-8187 or if you have any questions. Attending media members should enter the stadium through the Command Center on the bridge side near the Delaware River.

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