THE UNION lifted the interim tag from manager John Hackworth's title Thursday, making him the club's second head coach in its three seasons of play.
Hackworth, 42, who was named interim manager after Peter Nowak was fired on June 13, was given what is being called a "long-term" deal. A source told the Daily News that Hackworth's deal is "upwards of 3 years," which takes him into the 2015 MLS campaign.
"I'm very excited to have been given this opportunity. I've worked for this organization since 2009, and it's been a real privilege to see it grow into the wonderful club it is today," Hackworth said. "We have a very talented and committed group of players in our locker room and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with them long term as they and the organization continue to develop."