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Chris Henderson and Inter Miami’s quick revamp

By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 5, 2021) US Soccer Players – Unless you’re paying very close attention, it’s easy to be confused about the division of responsibilities in MLS front offices. Every team has a head coach, but the way clubs label the people in charge of building rosters, overseeing academies, and engaging with the insanely complicated MLS budget rules runs a gamut.
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Chris Henderson praises Sounders organization in interview with The Athletic

Following his offseason move to Inter Miami to become the Sporting Director and Chief Soccer Officer, former Sounders FC Vice President of Soccer & Sporting Director Chris Henderson spoke with Matt Pentz of The Athletic about his decision to take on a new challenge in South Florida. One of the...
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The Sounders took a hit this offseason with losses of Jordan Morris and Chris Henderson. But don’t count them out for 2021 and beyond.

SEATTLE – A blade of grass can depict how important Chris Henderson was to the Sounders FC franchise. Any soccer player can share the nuances of play when the blade is artificial or natural turf. Henderson can tell you at least 50 players from around the globe who excel on either or both and whether they’re worth signing.

Seattle Sounders confident of remaining title contenders despite moves of Jordan Morris, Chris Henderson

In the space of just a few weeks, one of the most stable and consistent clubs of this era in MLS have found themselves in the midst of a bit of a transformative offseason. Coming off their fourth MLS Cup appearance in five years, the Seattle Sounders have seen two vital cogs of their recent run of Western Conference dominance depart: Star homegrown winger Jordan Morris is making the move overseas to Swansea City, and longtime sporting director Chris Henderson has joined Inter Miami CF after a 13-year run in Seattle.

Executive Chris Henderson leaving Seattle Sounders to join Inter Miami CF

Seattle Sounders longtime executive Chris Henderson has accepted the role of Chief Soccer Officer & Sporting Director with Inter Miami CF, the club announced this week. “To my family, friends and the entire Sounders FC community: I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the support, kindness and inspiration you have shown me over the last 13 years,” Henderson said in a statement Monday. “It has been great winning with you and sharing in the amazing success we have accomplished together. I am humbled to have had the opportunity to be a part of the esteemed Sounders FC legacy, working alongside some of the most talented and creative minds in Major League Soccer. To have this experience in my hometown has been an unbelievable blessing.”

Inter Miami CF hires former Sounders sporting director Chris Henderson

After 13 years in Seattle, Chris Henderson is heading to the East Coast. Specifically, Henderson is heading to Miami, Florida. After 13 years with the Seattle Sounders organization as its sporting director, Henderson was hired as the Chief Soccer Officer (CSO) and sporting director for Inter Miami CF. David Beckham’s club has tasked Henderson to “lead the strategic vision” of the club, per an Inter Miami press release.

An open letter to Sounders supporters from Chris Henderson

It is with bittersweet emotion that I write this letter announcing my departure from Seattle Sounders FC for an opportunity to join Inter Miami CF as its new Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director. I am looking forward to this next chapter in my career, and to have this chance to influence and play a role in the success of another team. With that said, Seattle is my home, and the decision to take this new step was made with great consideration. It is one of the toughest I have had to make.
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Chris Henderson leaves Sounders to join Inter Miami

Chris Henderson is officially leaving the Sounders to become Inter Miami CF’s new chief soccer officer and sporting director, his new club announced Monday. The Cascade High alum has worked a similar position for the Sounders FC since 2008. Henderson put Seattle on the map as a top-tier soccer club...

Inter Miami name Phil Neville head coach, Chris Henderson sporting director

In sweeping sporting changes heading into Year Two, Inter Miami CF have named Phil Neville head coach and Chris Henderson chief soccer officer and sporting director, the club announced Monday. Neville takes over for Diego Alonso, while Henderson steps in following Paul McDonough's departure after Miami finished 10th in the...

Seattle Sounders’ Chris Henderson hired by Inter Miami

MIAMI — Phil Neville and David Beckham won Premier League championships together at Manchester United. They’re teaming up again with hopes of winning more trophies with Inter Miami. And Sounder official and Cascade High School graduate Chris Henderson is joining them. Neville was hired Monday as Inter Miami’s coach, reuniting...
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Chris Henderson named Inter Miami’s chief soccer officer, sporting director

Inter Miami CF have a new boss in charge of soccer operations. The club announced Monday morning that Chris Henderson will be their chief soccer officer and sporting director. Henderson returns to South Florida after 13 years as a part of the Seattle Sounders’ front office. After previously being a...

Chris Henderson departs Sounders FC to become Chief Soccer Officer & Sporting Director for Inter Miami CF

Sounders FC today announced that longtime club executive and original employee Chris Henderson has accepted the role of Chief Soccer Officer & Sporting Director with Inter Miami CF. A former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team veteran as a player, Henderson was the club’s first technical staff hire after receiving its MLS charter in 2008, ultimately serving as the club’s Vice President of Soccer & Sporting Director. He leaves Sounders FC after nearly 13 years in the organization, helping lead the club to 12 postseason appearances and seven major trophies, including two MLS Cup titles.
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Reports: Inter Miami pursuing Seattle Sounders’ Chris Henderson for front-office role

Inter Miami CF are reportedly closing in on the Seattle Sounders’ Chris Henderson for a role in their revamped front office. The Washington Post first reported that Inter Miami were interested in hiring Henderson, Seattle’s sporting director and vice president of soccer, with SBI Soccer later reporting that Henderson was set to leave his position with the Sounders for a similar one with Miami.