FC Kansas City general manager Huw Williams resigned from his position Thursday.
Williams, who initially started on the FCKC coaching staff and moved up to GM duties, has been with the team since its inception in 2012. He also runs GSI Sports, a company that works to set up local and regional soccer tournaments, soccer camps and other events.
“I’ve got everything going on with my other business, and I’ve constantly felt stretched both ways,” Williams said. “If I was working at FCKC, I would feel guilty I wasn’t giving enough time to GSI, and vice versa. I just felt like now was the right time.”
Williams also acknowledged that the possibility of an ownership change with FCKC factored into the timing of his decision.
For now, Williams said that he alerted current owners Chris, Brad and Greg Likens of his decision. The three Likenses are currently involved in a legal suit brought by co-owner Brian Budzinski.
However, Minnesota businessman Elam Baer said in October that he was in “early-stage discussions” to purchase FCKC, and that he hoped to have a deal in place by the end of the year.
During Williams’ run as general manager, FCKC won the 2014 and 2015 National Women’s Soccer League titles.
“We had a good run, two championships and a lot of fun along the way,” he said. “But I’ll be that fan right behind (head coach) Vlatko (Andonovski) yelling and asking him what he’s doing. I’ll always be a fan of the team.”