Director of Soccer Operations
Asher Mendelsohn is in his first season with the Crew and joined the Black & Gold on November 20, 2013 as the club’s Director of Soccer Operations. He joined Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter’s staff from U.S. Soccer, where he last served as Director of Referees, Coaching Administration and Development Academy Programs.
Mendelsohn is tasked with overseeing the Crew’s competition guidelines and salary cap management, player identification and acquisitions, as well as assisting with the implementation of the club’s technical vision.
Bringing nine years of experience with the U.S. Soccer Federation, Mendelsohn first served as Member Services Coordinator for two years before the creation of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which emerged in 2007 as the top-tier for the nation’s youth soccer ranks. He transitioned to a role as Manager of the Development Academy for three years before accepting the expansive position of Director of Referees, Coaching Administration and Development Academy Programs, a job he held for more than four years. In 2012, he was instrumental in Major League Soccer’s formation of the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), the group responsible for managing the referee program in professional soccer leagues in the United States and Canada.