Louisville City FC president Amanda Duffy accepts senior role with NWSL

Louisville City FC president Amanda Duffy has accepted a position as the NWSL’s managing director of operations, the club announced Tuesday.

Duffy, who was the only woman president in the United Soccer League, will be succeeded by John Neace in Louisville City’s front office.

“The rapid growth and success of Louisville City FC could not have been accomplished without Amanda’s steady hands, approach and knowledge of the league,” Neace said in a statement. “We will be forever grateful for her efforts. We wish her nothing but success in her career. While we will miss her, our commitment to quality and a winning tradition will continue.”

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Before becoming Louisville City’s president in November 2015, Duffy served as the team’s general manager. She was previously the senior director of the USL’s women’s pro-am division, as well as the league’s director of operations.

“Leading the establishment of Louisville City FC, a club that has risen to have one of the best supporter environments in the league and ranks among the most successful USL clubs currently operating in just two years, has been one of my most rewarding career accomplishments,” Duffy said in a statement. “There is truly a unique energy in Louisville surrounding this club, and the future has not looked brighter than it does now.

“I leave with pride in all that has been achieved and all that lies ahead for Louisville City, and with gratitude for the opportunity, trust and support from everyone involved.”

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