Longtime Timberwolves front-office executive Chris Wright will be introduced as the Minnesota United soccer team’s new CEO at a Monday news conference, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter.
Wright has been the Wolves and Lynx president the past 13 years and has spent 26 years with the organization. He was vice president of sales and marketing before becoming president in the teams’ business operations.
Raised in England, he has remained an avid soccer fan and once served as general manager for two Major Indoor Soccer League teams — the Pittsburgh Spirit and Minnesota Strikers — in the 1980s. He takes charge of a Major League Soccer franchise that is in its first season.