FRISCO, Texas (AP) _ Michael Hitchcock was appointed general manager for FC Dallas.

He was vice president of sales for MLS attendance leader Los Angeles. Hitchcock, hired Tuesday, has been in sales and marketing for MLS teams for eight years.

Hitchcock spent the past two seasons with the Galaxy, which led the league with an average attendance of 24,204. He also has worked for D.C. United and the Colorado Rapids.