Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman and her husband Griffith Harsh joined a bid to bring Major League Soccer to Sacramento, California.
Sacramento is one of four cities from across the country competing for two expansion franchises.
It’s a new role for the tech mogul, who is stepping down from her CEO position at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in February.

Meg Whitman’s got a new gig — helping bring Major League Soccer to Sacramento.

Whitman, the soon-to-retire CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and her husband, Griffith Harsh, have joined a bid to bring MLS to the city of Sacramento. The couple joined the minor league Sacramento Republic Football Club’s ownership group on Wednesday, ahead of the club’s bid to move up to the big league.

“After careful consideration we are delighted to join in Sacramento’s bid for Major League Soccer,” Whitman and Harsh said in a statement. “Sacramento has proven itself a great soccer destination worthy of entry into MLS.”

Kevin Nagel, CEO of the Sacramento Republic FC, was in New York City Wednesday to compete for one of two national expansion slots. MLS, which currently has 19 teams in the US and three teams in Canada, intends to announce the winners of the two slots by the end …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

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