Executive VP of Soccer Operations
John Thorrington was named LAFC's first EVP of Soccer Operations and General Manager on December 8th, 2015. Thorrington's 17-year playing career enjoyed spells in England, Germany, and Major League Soccer. John was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
Thorrington spent time with European clubs Manchester United FC, Bayer Leverkusen, and Huddersfield Townbefore embarking on a career in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire, Vancouver Whitecaps, and DC United. Thorrington's international career included four caps for the U.S. Mens National Team. Following his playing career Thorrington served as special assistant to MLS Players' Union executive director Bob Foose and received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.