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Major League Soccer

420 Fifth Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Main: 212-450-1200
Dan Courtemanche | @courtemanchemls
 
Executive Vice President, Communications
 
O: 212-450-1225
C: 646-831-8813
  • Manages the MLS/SUM Communications department
  • Senior spokesperson for MLS and SUM
  • Media liaison to Commissioner Don Garber & MLS Senior Executives

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Marisabel Muňoz | @MarisabelMunoz
 
Senior Director, International Communications
 
O: 212-450-1262
C: 646-831-0262
  • Primary contact for U.S. Hispanic and international media for MLS and SUM
  • Oversees sports communications and media operations for MLS and SUM properties
  • Speaks fluent Spanish

Sean Dennison | @SeanDennisonMLS
 
Director, Corporate Communications
 
O: 212-450-1223
C: 917-658-4159
 
  • Primary media contact for non-sports and business media
  • Handles media requests and inquiries regarding business, marketing and sponsorship
  • Speaks fluent French

Lauren Brophy | @Lauren_Brophy
 
Manager, Corporate Communications
 
O: 212-450-1227
C: 708-921-6504
  • Primary media contact for lifestyle outlets and MLS WORKS
  • Proficient in Spanish

Susan Marschall | @SusanMarschall
 
Coordinator, Sports Communications
 
O: 212-450-1292
C: 347-880-0551
  • Primary media contact for soccer media outlets,  beat writers and sports information inquiries, including player transactions and adherence to media policies across the League
  • Primary contact for soccer-related issues, including Disciplinary Committee & PRO
  • Coordinates distribution of league information and releases
  • Manages media operations and accreditation at MLS events
  • Manages MLS video content for media

Gabe Gabor | @MLSGabor
 
Senior International Communications Consultant
 
C: 917-364-2755
  • Serves as Press Officer for various SUM events and Sueño MLS
  • Media training and publicity stunt specialist 
  • Focuses on U.S. Hispanic media relations
  • Fluent in Spanish

Rick Lawes
 
Editorial Consultant
 
C: 646-342-3193
  • Contact for all statistical needs; Communications liaison to Elias Sports Bureau and Opta Sports
  • Manages MLS publications, including game guides and notes, All-Star and MLS Cup programs and the Fact & Record Book
  • Very proficient in Spanish
Dan Lobring | @dlobring
 
Director, Communications
 
O: 708-496-6765
C: 773-848-2338
  • Primary contact for team executive interview requests
 

Eunice Kim | @ekim28
Coordinator, Communications
 
O: 708-496-6726
C: 770-634-7636
  • Primary contact for first team interview requests
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
Cristina Maillo Belda | @ancris19
Manager of Communications
 
O: 310-630-4554
C: 310-650-2434
  • Primary contact and on-the-record club spokesperson
  • Main contact media requests & interviews
  • Oversees pressbox and game day media operations
  • Fluent in English & Spanish

Alejandro Arpiza
Information Coordinator
 
O: 310-630-4583
C: 310- 982-3656
  • First-team soccer information (notes, stats, MLS content)
  • Secondary contact for media requests & game day activities
  • Fluent in English & Spanish
Olivia Cervantes | @Uh_Livia
Social Media & Website Coordinator
 
O: 310-630-4558
C: 323-823-5663
  • Develops new media relations & information
  • Youth teams press officer
  • Fluent in English & Spanish
David Lindholm | @Lindholm
 
Director, Media Relations
 
O: 303-727-3503
C: 720-320-9302
 
  • Primary spokesperson for Rapids on organizational matters 
  • Main contact for team executives and coaches 
  • Contact for international media requests 
  • Fluent in Spanish
 
Rachel Sweeney | @sweeneybear
 
Coordinator, Media Relations
 
O: 303-727-3508
C: 303-512-3014
 
  • Manages press box and game notes 
  • Primary contact for player interview requests and media credentials 
  • Contact for corporate communications, Rapids Women, and youth teams 
  • Speaks Spanish
 
 
Alex Caulfield | @Alex_Caulfield
 
Senior Director of Communications
 
O: 614-447-4190
C: 216-978-7212
  • Oversees Crew communications, broadcast and digital
  • Senior club spokesperson and primary contact for club executive requests
  • Primary team media liaison and traveling PR contact
Tim Miller | @TimothyKMiller
 
Manager, Communications 
 
O: 614-447-4176
C: 847-828-2003
  • Day-to-day contact for team media requests
  • Oversees match day media operations and press accreditation
  • Manages club’s soccer information and official written collaterals
T.J. Scholl
 
Communications & Press Coordinator
 
O: 202-587-5429
C: 910-389-1607
 
  • Main spokesperson on any First-Team related matters
  • Oversee production and oversight of all regular written materials
  • Serve as media point of contact for incoming requests (interviews, photo shoots, etc.)
  • Oversees all match day media operations and press accreditation
Cesar Velasco
 
Sr. Director, Communications & International Business Development 
 
O: 469-365-0198
C: 214-636-8990
  • Fluent in Spanish
 
Leigh Anne Gullet | @LAGullett
 
Director, Communications & Public Relations
 
O: 469-365-0054
C: 210-259-7865
  • Primary contact for team executive interviews;
    player interviews
 
 
Jason Minnick
 
Manager, Media Services
 
O: 469-365-0068
C: 570-764-0294
  • Primary contact for credential requests;
    player interviews
 
 
Lester Gretsch
 
Senior Director, Communications & Broadcasting
 
O: 713-276-7522
C: 832-633-0632
  • Manages Dynamo Communications and Broadcasting departments
  • Primary contact for team executive interview requests and broadcast-related matters
  • Primary contact for international media
  • Primary spokesperson for the organization
  • Fluent in Spanish
Matt Pedersen | @mattpedersen5
 
Manager, Communications
 
O: 713-276-7520
C: 832-794-8673
  • Primary contact for player interview requests
  • Oversees the production and development of all club-related written communications
  • Primary contact for sports and soccer media outlets
Ben Crook |
 
Digital Communications Coordinator
 
O: 713-276-7588
C: 516-965-4664
  • Oversees content and strategy development surrounding HoustonDynamo.com
  • Oversees press box and overall gameday media operations
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
  • Secondary contact for player interview requests
Rob Thomson | @247robo
 
Executive Vice President, Communications/Digital
 
O: 913-387-3405
C: 913-226-6024
  • Oversees all communications, digital, events and programs for Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Park
  • Primary contact for team executive interview requests
  • Primary contact for all properties related to Sporting Club
Kurt Austin | @kaustin01
 
Manager, Communications and Digital
 
O: 913-951-3554
C: 816-516-0577
  • Manage media operations and accreditation       
  • Press releases, statistical references and award nominations
  • Primary contact for traveling PR and national TV partners

Jon Kaplan
 
Manager, Communications and Digital
 
O: 816-949-1197
C: 516-965-4664
  • Primary contact for player/coach interview requests
  • Oversee social media strategy and content creation         
  • Responsible for media outreach, collaboration and accommodation
Molly Dreska | @TerpyTime
 
Coordinator, Communications and Digital
 
O: 913-387-3428
C: 516-567-4468
  • Production of media guides, archives and collateral 
  • Daily media tracking and monitoring metrics      
  • Primary contact for photography needs/requests
Brendan Hannan | @BrendanHannan
 
Senior Director of Communications and Digital
 
O: 310-630-2245
C: 720-937-8962
Vicky Mercado
 
Communications Specialist
 
O: 310-630-2215
C: 310-995-8561
Patrick Vallee | @PatValleeMTL
 
Director, Communications
 
O: 514-328-3668, Ext. 227
C: 514-919-0539
  • Manages Communications and Broadcast
  • Manages production of Impact Media (video, articles, social media, giant screen)
  • Primary contact for team executive interview requests and broadcast-related matters
  • Oversees overall game-day media operations
  • Oversees internal communications
  • Speaks French and English
Eric Forest | @ericforest
 
Coordinator, Communications
 
O: 514-328-3668 Ext. 267
C: 514-799-2817
  • Primary contact for player interview requests
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
  • Primary contact for photography and stats needs
  • Oversees pressbox and game notes
  • Production of media guide
  • Speaks French and English
Joey Strizzi | @joeyfaucets
 
Communications – English Writer/Editor
 
O: 514-328-3668
C: 514-258-0256
  • Main writer for impactmontreal.com
  • Translator from French to English
  • Manages Impact publications (game-day program, magazine)
  • Primary contact with Italian media
  • Speaks English, Italian and French
Lizz Summers | @LizzSum
 
Director, Communications
 
O: 508-549-0496
C: 617-571-2219
  • On-the-record team spokesperson
  • National media and broadcast partner requests; interview requests
  • Corporate communications
  • Community relations and the New
    England Revolution Charitable
    Foundation
Corey Hanlon | @coreyhanlon
 
Coordinator, Communications
 
O: 508-549-0468
C: 508-455-7551
  • First-team soccer information (notes, stats,
    records)
  • Game day media operations
Brian Tsao | @BTsao
 
Director, Communications
 
O: 973-268-7246
C: 201-988-3817
  • Oversees club's communications, digital and community relations
  • Handles all club media requests and serves as primary team spokesperson
  • Oversees team's media operations at home and on the road
Aimee Cicero
 
Manager, Communications
 
O: 610-497-8186
C: 610-209-3657
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
  • Primary contact for executive interview requests
  • Oversees press box and overall game-day media operation
  • Oversees production and development of all club-related written communications
Chris Glidden
 
Team Media Coordinator
 
O: 610-497-6213
C: 561-459-0025
  • Primary contact for team interview requests
  • Primary contact for all away game media requests
  • Assists with press box and game-day media operation
  • Proficient in Spanish
Chris Metz
 
Vice President, Communications
 
O: 503-553-5433
C: 503-358-3608
  • Oversees all communications efforts for the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC (NWSL) and Providence Park
  • Primary contact for executive interviews and Timbers coaching staff/technical staff
  • Primary traveling communications contact
Marc Kostic
 
Manager, Media Relations
 
O: 503-553-5415
C: 425-890-2354
  • Primary contact for Portland Timbers player interviews requests
  • Primary contact for Timbers credential requests
  • Primary contact for Timbers U-23s and Timbers Academy inquiries
Mark Nelson
 
Coordinator, Media Relations
 
O: 503-553-5529
C: 602-478-0732
  • Primary contact for Portland Thorns FC coach and player interviews
  • Secondary contact for Portland Timbers, Timbers U-23s and Timbers Academy inquiries
  • Publications coordinator for Timbers and Thorns FC
Trey Fitz-Gerald | @RSLTrey
 
Director, Public Affairs & Broadcasting
 
O: 801-727-2717
C: 801-856-8877
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Stejskal
 
Assistant Director of Soccer Media Services
 
O: 801-727-2716
C: 801-918-5050
 
Jane Sexton
 
Media Relations Coordinator
 
O: 801-727-2720
C: 718-974-1448
Jed Mettee
 
VP, Marketing & Communications
 
O: 408-556-7723
C: 408-613-8172
  • Oversees all media relations, marketing, digital and community efforts
  • Manages broadcast partnerships
  • Fluent in Spanish
Frank Stranzl | @frankstranzl
 
Manager, Media Relations
 
O: 408-556-7774
C: 707-696-1931
  • Primary contact for all credential and interview requests
  • Primary contact for photo and information requests
Jeff Garza
 
Communications Director
 
O: 425-203-8021
C: 206-255-4661
  • Primary team spokesman
  • Primary contact for team executive and coaches interviews
  • Main broadcast liaison
  • Primary contact for national and international media
Suzanne Lavender
 
Corporate Communications Director
 
O: 425-203-8024
C: 206-730-7549
  • Primary corporate communications contact - including ticketing, sponsorship
  • Primary contact for stadium-related requests
  • Main community relations and charitable contact
Mike Ferris
 
Communications Assistant
 
O: 425-203-8304
C: 425-457-9001
  • Primary contact for player interviews
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
  • Soccer information contact (stats, notes, records)
Mike Masaro | @MikeMasaro
 
Coordinator, Media Relations and PR
 
O: 416-815-2474
C: 416-716-1311
  • Primary contact for all media requests/broadcast/interviews/credentials
  • Oversee Game Day Media Operations for the club (press box/photographers/broadcast)
  • Produce/Develop all written communications for the club
 
Anthony Cozzetto 
 
Media Relations Assistant
 
O: 416-815-6126
 
Jamie Deans 
 
Director, Communications
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment / Toronto FC
 
O: 416-815-5445
Carly Jokic | @commscarly
 
Director, Communications & Broadcast
 
O: 604-669-9283 x2260 
C: 604-753-8915
  • Manages department including media relations, editorial, broadcast and community relations functions
  • Primary contact for executive interview requests
Nathan Vanstone | @nathanvanstone
 
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Broadcast
 
O: 604-629-2251
C: 778-228-7177
  • Primary contact for player interview requests
  • Main broadcast liaison
  • Manages videography
 
 
Ann Nikitiuk
 
Specialist, Community Relations
 
O: 604-669-9283 x2260
C: 604-355-9283
Brandon Timko | @BTightPants
 
Specialist, Communications
 
O: 604-669-9283 x2292
C: 604-355-1245
  • Secondary media contact for MLS team
  • Main contact for soccer development programs including youth teams, camps and clinics
  • Primary contact for media credential requests
  • Fluent in French