WASHINGTON (AP) — Lucy Rushton was hired by D.C. United as their general manager, making her the second woman in Major League Soccer history to hold that job.

The team also announced Wednesday that Dave Kasper is being promoted to president of soccer operations and sporting director. Kasper joined D.C. United in 2002 and became the club’s general manager in 2007.

In addition to being the new GM, Rushton holds the title of head of technical recruitment and analysis.

She had been working for Atlanta United.

Rushton previously was with English clubs Watford and Reading.

Lynne Meterparel was San Jose’s general manager in 1999-2000, and D.C. United said MLS confirmed she was the only previous full-time female GM in the league.


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