All at Exeter City Football Club were delighted to see New York City Football Club (NYCFC) win their first ever MLS Cup last weekend.
Former Grecian employee David Lee has been Sporting Director at NYCFC since 2019 and this win is a testament to the hard work that goes on both on and off the pitch.
David first started working with Exeter City when he was studying a Masters in performance analysis at Cardiff University and became our very first analyst, working with the club as we were promoted from League Two in the 2008/09 season. He then continued in his role until 2011, before he was head hunted by New York Red Bulls.
Since leaving City, David has gone on to have incredible success in the USA becoming Head of Player Recruitment at NYCFC in 2014, before going onto take the role of Technical Director in 2017, and in 2019 he was been promoted to Sporting Director.
NYCFC debuted in the MLS in 2015 and this was the first time they had advanced to the title-deciding game, where they beat Portland Timbers in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.
It’s always great to see a former Exeter boy do so well, congratulations David Lee and NYCFC!