Dynamo president Chris Canetti announced his resignation Friday as he shifts his attentions toward Houston's bid to be a host city at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Canetti will remain with the club for the remainder of his contract, which concludes at the end of the year. He has been with the organization for 13 seasons.

"Today, I am filled with mixed emotions. I love this club, cherish my time here, and feel sadness about it coming to an end," Canetti said in a statement. "But I am confident that is the right time to move on to the next challenge. And with this next challenge comes the opportunity to work on something vitally important to the game of soccer and our community, and that's ensuring that Houston secures World Cup matches in 2026."

In Canetti's time with the club, the Dynamo won four conference titles, two MLS Cups and a U.S. Open Cup this season.

Canetti has held the role of president since 2010. He joined the club's front office for its inaugural season in 2006.

"Chris has been a great asset to the team and will certainly be missed. We would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service and for all of the success of the organization during his tenure," Dynamo majority owner Gabriel Brener stated. "We wish Chris all of the best in his new position and look forward to supporting him and partnering with him as he spearheads Houston's run at securing a spot to host matches in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which has been awarded to USA/Mexico/Canada."

--Field Level Media

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