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    Mark Noonan named CPL Commissioner and CEO of Canadian Soccer Business

    CPL Commissioner and CEO of Canadian Soccer Business Mark Noonan courtesy of

    Exerpts of the following article from August 25, 2022 is courtesy of

    Toronto, ON – (Aug. 25, 2022) – The Canadian Premier League has hired Mark Noonan as Commissioner following a months-long international search.

    Noonan will officially begin in his new role on Sept. 1, 2022. As previously announced in February 2022, the role will combine both CPL Commissioner and CEO, Canadian Soccer Business.

    “On behalf of the CPL and CSB Board of Governors, we are thrilled to announce Mark Noonan as our new CPL Commissioner and CEO of CSB. Mark’s extensive experience in soccer from a global perspective, combined with his incredibly impressive success in sports marketing, align perfectly with our collective goals,” said Scott Mitchell, Chairman of CSB and CPL and Managing Partner/CEO of Hamilton Sports Group. 

    “We are extremely confident in Mark’s ability to have a tremendous impact on the continued development of the Canadian soccer ecosystem, while leading the CPL and CSB in becoming a true global soccer property.”

    Noonan, 57, joins the CPL after more than two decades in the sports industry. A key member of Duke University’s first-ever NCAA Division I championship soccer team in 1986, Noonan turned his passion for sport into a career by becoming a leading sports marketer in the United States and beyond.

    The Canadian Premier League has hired Mark Noonan as Commissioner following a months-long international search.

    “I am grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead the CPL and CSB as they transition into their next phase of growth from coast to coast,” said Noonan. “The CPL has carved out its place in the Canadian soccer landscape since its inception in 2019, putting down roots across the country that enable the development and progression of homegrown talent while inspiring the next generation to dream of playing professionally on home soil. But there is more work to be done, and I look forward to guiding the CPL into its next chapter of sustainability and maturation. I can’t wait to move to Toronto and get started. I’m all in.”

    For the rest of the story on the Westport, Connecticut native taking over as the Commissioner of the CPL and the CEO of Canadian Soccer Business, please go to

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