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Charlotte MLS names Thomas Schaling director of scouting
Senior scout at PSV Eindoven in the Netherlands
Published Monday, January 20, 2020 7:00 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

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Charlotte MLS continues to add to their staff.

The team announced Thomas Schaling as director of scouting, making him their fourth hire since becoming the 30th MLS franchise in December. He will join the team once a work permit from the United States government has been approved.

Schaling joins Charlotte from PSV Eindoven in the Netherlands, where he was international senior scout. PSV Eindoven won three league titles during his time there. His scouting areas of expertise are Europe and Latin America, which could dictate future roster moves for the club.

“His track record at PSV Eindoven speaks for itself and has enabled them to find great talent from around the world and compete with the big guns in Europe,” Tepper Sports and Entertainment President Tom Glick said in a statement. “He is the right leader for our scouting team as we build our new club from the ground up.”

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Eleven months may seem like a lot of time to the average human, but it is a blink of an eye when assembling a franchise from the ground up. Thus far the club has Zoran Krneta as sporting director, Marc Nicholls as technical director, Dustin Swinehart as director of community engagement, and now Schaling. Nicholls arrives from his previous position with the Seattle Sounders this week, and Swinehart is already in place. Krneta awaits an American work permit as well.

“After meeting the people involved in Charlotte MLS, I was convinced this is the right choice for myself and my family,” Schaling said in a statement.


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