Lucy Rushton joined Atlanta United in 2015 as Head of Video and Technical Analysis. In addition to working alongside Atlanta United’s technical director to prepare informative video clips of potential recruiting targets, Rushton will also manage the scouting network travel schedule, prepare the final stages of recruiting packages, be in charge of organizing the Atlanta United scouting department, and will cut game clips to prepare Atlanta United players for matches.
Rushton joins Atlanta United FC from Reading Football Club, where she served as the Head of Technical Scouting. In this role, Rushton lead all pre-match, in-game, and post-match analysis. Prior to her role at Reading FC, she was a Player Recruitment Analyst at Watford Football Club, where she established a detailed recruiting process and conducted in-depth statistical analysis of potential signings.
Rushton has a decorated football career as well. She was an English League Championship Winner during the 2011-12 season (Reading FC), a Championship Play-Off Finalists during 2010-11 (Reading FC), and a FA Cup Semi Finalists in 2015 (Reading FC). Rushton obtained a B.A. in Sports Leadership from Reading University in England, where she earned first class honors. Two years following her graduation, Rushton obtained a Masters Degree in Sports Performance Analysis from the University of Wales Institute.