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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: The match ball is seen during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on April 10, 2011 Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Republic FC Adding On Todd Dunivant As GM

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: The match ball is seen during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on April 10, 2011 Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Sacramento Republic FC has announced the addition of Todd Dunivant as general manager.

According to the Republic FC website, Dunivant is a five-time MLS Cup champion and former Director of Soccer Operations for the San Francisco Deltas.

Republic FC Chairman and CEO Kevin Nagle says

“Todd has meaningful experience across all aspects of the game.  From a top player, to team captain and leader, he understands the important and relevant connection that occurs between the players, our club and our fans.”

“He knows that to build a winning culture and philosophy it will take more than identifying and recruiting exceptional talent. It will also take signing players that wear our crest with passion for the sport and love for our region.”

In his new role, Dunivant will be responsible for “establishing and maintaining a playing philosophy and culture at the club and integrating it into all levels of Republic FC Football Operations, including the first team and the club’s United States Soccer Development Academy teams.”

Additionally, he will oversee the club’s technical staff, scouting, recruitment and player contract negotiations.

He served a similar role as the Director of Soccer Operations for the 2017 NASL champion San Francisco Deltas. As a player, Dunivant earned 300 MLS career appearances with the San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.

The new GM said in a statement:

“I would like to thank Kevin Nagle, Ben Gumpert and the entire Republic FC organization for welcoming me to Sacramento. I have long admired this club and look forward to building on the championship foundation that has already been established here. We have some exciting days ahead for our sport and our incredible fans. ”