MONTREAL - Matt Jordan resigned as technical director of the Montreal Impact on Tuesday to become vice-president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo.Id like to thank the Montreal Impact for seven great years, Jordan said in a statement. Ive always given my absolute best for this club both as a player and while working in the front office. Its been an experience of a lifetime. I truly appreciate the support and friendship of our ownership, staff, coaches, and former teammates through the years.This is not an easy decision, but is one that makes sense for me and my family with this new challenge ahead. The city of Montreal and this club will always hold a special place in the hearts of myself and my family.The 6-18-10 Impact finished last in the 19-team league this past season with 28 points. Houston (11-17-6) was eighth in the 10-team Eastern Conference with 39 points.Jordan was promoted to the position of technical director last December and was in his fourth year working in the clubs front office. The former goalkeeper previously served as the clubs director of soccer operations.Matt has been an important part of the Montreal Impacts growth since 2007, both as a player and in management, said Impact executive vice-president Richard Legendre. Although his departure saddens us, we understand that this is an exceptional opportunity for him both personally and professionally, and we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavour. Furthermore, we are actively working on the 2015 action plan to improve the team for our first match of the Champions League, scheduled for late February.Jordan spent the last four seasons of his 13-year pro playing career with the Impact in the second division. He was named team MVP in 2008 and helped the Impact capture the league championship in 2009.I am pleased to be adding one of the brightest young technical minds in Major League Soccer to our staff, said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. Matt is hard working, experienced, intelligent, passionate, and committed to winning. I am confident that he is going to elevate our clubs technical operations to a higher level.Jordan will report to team president Chris Canetti and will oversee all aspects of the Dynamos soccer operations.Id like to thank the Houston Dynamo for the opportunity to join one of Major League Soccers most successful clubs, said Jordan. The Dynamo have a strong history of success, a dedicated and knowledgeable fan base, a beautiful, state-of-the art downtown stadium, an excellent training facility and a strong commitment to youth development, all key elements as we look to implement our vision into the future.I look forward to working with Chris Canetti and his dedicated staff, whose passion is evident throughout the club. We look forward to the challenge of putting a team on the field and in the community that the city of Houston can not only be proud of, but that is also a reflection of our dedicated supporters. Trevor Booker Jersey
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