Chris Tierney
Chris Tierney

Director of Soccer Operations

Chris Tierney is entering his second season as Director of Soccer Operations with the New England Revolution. Appointed to the position on Feb. 11, 2022, Tierney previously served as a Player Recruitment Manager from 2019-22, working in a scouting role working under the direction of Technical Director Curt Onalfo and Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena.

Tierney transitioned into the front office in August 2019 following a decorated 11-year playing career from 2008-18, all with the Revolution, and was long regarded as one of Major League Soccer’s top left backs. He announced his retirement in November 2018, finishing his tenure as one of the club’s all-time leaders in several statistical categories. Tierney still ranks among the club’s top five for games played (246), games started (220), and assists (40).

As a player, the Wellesley, Mass. native helped New England to a 2008 North American SuperLiga title as well as appearances in the 2014 MLS Cup and 2016 U.S. Open Cup finals. Among his career accolades are an MLS All-Star Team selection in 2015, Revolution Defender of the Year honors in 2016, and Midnight Riders Man of the Year recognition in 2016.

Tierney played collegiately from 2004-08 at the University of Virginia, where he was coached by current Revolution Assistant Coach Richie Williams when Williams was an assistant with the Cavaliers (2005-06). Tierney joins several other notable figures in UVA’s soccer history in New England’s front office, as Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena served as head coach from 1978-95, winning five NCAA Division-1 National Championships with six conference titles. Technical Director Curt Onalfo (1987-90) and Williams (1988-91) also played their collegiate soccer at UVA during Arena’s tenure.

Tierney currently resides in Charlestown, Mass. with his wife, Eliza, and his daughter, Shiloh.