New York • Former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna has been hired as director of soccer for the New York City FC of MLS.
Reyna played from 2003-07 with Manchester City, which is partnering with the New York Yankees to launch the new team. It will begin play in 2015.
He has been youth technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation the past two years. Reyna was captain of the U.S. team at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He grew up in New Jersey and lives in suburban New York.