LAFC executives John Thorrington and Larry Freedman sign multi-year contract extensions
Announced today, John Thorrington and Larry Freedman have signed multi-year extensions with the Los Angeles Football Club as the Co-President and General Manager, and the Co-President and GBO, respectively.
“Our senior leadership team of John and Larry continues to do an incredible job of leading our Club to unprecedented success both on and off the field,” said LAFC Lead Managing Owner Bennett Rosenthal. “In just five years, it is incredible to see how LAFC and our stadium have become leaders in the world of sports and entertainment.”
Together, John Thorrington and Larry Freedman have led LAFC for five seasons and produced one of the most successful and exciting teams in the MLS. Under Thorrington’s leadership, LAFC has won the 2022 MLS Cup, two Supporters’ Shield titles (2019, 2022), and leads MLS in wins, points, and goals scored since joining the league in 2018. LAFC has also qualified twice for the Concacaf Champions League and reached the 2020 Final.
Freedman joined the club in 2014, and in 2019 was named the MLS Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year. He also excelled as a 2020 World Football Summit Best Executive Award finalist. Under Freedman’s direction, LAFC has never had an empty seat at an MLS home game and has built a stadium that is the city’s top venue for sporting events, concerts, and entertainment. The club has been selected onto Fast Company’s annual list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies.
Along with the contract extension for John Thorrington and Larry Freedman, LAFC also announced that starting on January 1, 2023, Bennett Rosenthal will serve as the Club’s Lead Managing Owner after Larry Berg’s stint ends. Berg remains a Co-Managing Owner of the Club along with Co-Managing Owner Brandon Beck.
“Bennett, Brandon and I have always had a plan in place to periodically rotate the Lead Managing Owner position,” said Berg. “It was an incredible honor and thrill for me to serve as the Lead Managing Owner for LAFC during such a historic period, and I look forward to continuing to help lead the Club as a Co-Managing Owner just as Bennett and Brandon have done during my tenure.”