Matt Jordan joined the Houston Dynamo in November of 2014 as the club’s first Vice President/General Manager. Upon arriving in Houston, Jordan was tasked with elevating all aspects of the club’s technical operations, following four successful seasons working in the Montreal Impact front office. In March of 2018, the Dynamo promoted Jordan to Senior Vice President/General Manager.
In his ninth year working in an MLS front office, Jordan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of soccer operations including the Houston Dynamo First Team, USL team RGVFC, and the Development Academy. His responsibilities include technical staff management, player personnel and transactions, scouting, managing the team’s salary cap and operations budget; while overseeing the day-to-day operations for the technical side of the club. At the league level, Jordan is designated as the club’s Chief Soccer Officer and serves on that same committee.
Since joining the club, Jordan has refined and implemented the club’s technical vision, working with Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera to guide the team to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals, 2018 U.S. Open Cup Championship, and 2017 MLS playoffs while advancing to the Western Conference Championship series that year. Jordan has been instrumental in reshaping the Dynamo roster, with key international signings such as forwards Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto, midfielders Tomás Martínez, Matias Vera and Juan David Cabezas, and defenders, Aljaz ‘Kiki’ Struna, Alejandro Fuenmayor and Adam Lunqvist. He has orchestrated trades and acquisitions for integral players such as A.J. DeLaGarza, Joe Willis, Marlon Hairston, Thomas McNamara, Darwin Cerén, and Alex Lima; while adding homegrown product and Houston native Memo Rodriguez and U19 standout Erik McCue to the roster.
With the club’s USL team, Jordan successfully led the initiative to build the first hybrid affiliate in North American soccer history with the expansion of RGVFC; a model that has since been emulated by several other MLS clubs. This initiative has successfully led to the signing of seven players from RGV to the Houston Dynamo First Team along with the promotion of Wilmer Cabrera as the Dynamo head coach.
Prior to joining the Houston Dynamo, Jordan served as Technical Director for the Montreal Impact, playing an integral part in the Quebec based club’s successful expansion into Major League Soccer in 2012. During that time the team qualified for the playoffs in just their second season in MLS, won the Canadian Championship in 2013 & 2014, qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League twice, while advancing to the Quarter-Finals in 2014. With Montreal, he worked to acquire designated players Ignacio Piatti, Marco DiVaio and Hernan Bernardello along with acquiring key veterans Felipe Martins, Davy Arnaud and Justin Mapp.
As a player, Jordan played professionally for 13 years, including eight seasons in Major League Soccer with Dallas, Columbus and Colorado. During his time playing in the league he won a Supporters’ Shield, was an MLS All-Star, Defender of the Year, and a Finalist for MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He played four seasons for the Montreal Impact, where he was named club MVP in 2008 helping Montreal to win the inaugural Canadian Championship, collecting tournament MVP honors. In 2009 he led the team to the Quarter-Finals of the CONCACAF Champions League which was a first for a Canadian based team. Later that year, Jordan and the Impact won the USL First Division championship. In addition to his time in North America, Jordan played in the Danish Superliga with Odense Boldklub, helping the team to a top four finish in league play and qualification to the UEFA Cup.
At the International level, Jordan was a member of the United States National Team pool from 2000 and 2002. He was a bronze medal winner with U.S. National ‘B’ Team at the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy, and represented the U.S. at the U23, U21, U20 and U18 National Teams levels. He holds a USSF “B” coaching license.
Jordan graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a minor in sports marketing. During his time playing for the Tigers he was a two-time First Team All-American, a finalist for college player of the year and was inducted into the All-ACC 50th anniversary team.
The Denver, Colorado native is joined in Houston by his wife Lori, daughter Sydney and son Myles.