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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
Vice President, Communications
O: 212-450-1262
C: 646-831-0262
  • Primary contact for U.S. Hispanic and international media for MLS and SUM
  • Oversees media operations for 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
Sal Della Monica@SalDellaMonica
Director, Communications
O: 212-450-1392
C: 347-836-0919 
  • Spokesperson for soccer-related issues, including Disciplinary Committee, PRO, player heath & supporters
Lauren Brophy | @Lauren_Brophy
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
O: 212-450-1227
C: 708-921-6504
  • Primary media contact for lifestyle outlets and MLS WORKS
  • Proficient in Spanish
Jane Sexton | @janer778
Senior Coordinator, Communications
O: 212-450-1408 
C: 718-974-1448
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
Doug Hicks | @DougCFSC
Vice President, Communications
O: 708-496-6724
Frank Stranzl | @frankstranzl
Director, Communications
O: 708-496-6795
C: 707-696-1931
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
Richard Clarke | @MrRichardClarke  
Senior Director of Communications and Digital Media
O: 303-727-3503
C: 303-304-6899
Diego Garcia | @DiegoGarciaGB
Coordinator, PR & Social Media
O: 303-727-3508
  • Fluent in Spanish
Tim Miller | @TimothyKMiller
Director, Communications 
O: 614-447-4176
C: 847-828-2003
  • Oversees club’s communications department and broadcast talent
  • Primary contact for facilitating club media access to Columbus Crew SC ownership, executives, technical staff and players
  • Serves as primary traveling team press contact for written/broadcast requests
Ryan Schwepfinger | @ryanschwep
Manager, Communications 
O: 614-447-4203
C: 610-751-7067
  • 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
Craig Stouffer | @CraigStouffer
Director of Communications
O: 202-587-5425
C: 240-426-2829
T.J. Scholl@tjscholl16               
Manager of Communications
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 | @elgretsch
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 | @TheBenCrook
Digital Communications Coordinator
O: 713-276-7588
C: 832-652-9936   
  • Oversees content and strategy development surrounding
  • 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 | @HappyKappy7
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
Sam Kovzan | 
Communications/Digital Strategist
C: 913-526-2574
Brendan Hannan | @BrendanHannan
Senior Director of Communications and Digital
O: 310-630-2245
C: 720-937-8962
Chris Glidden | @cwglidden
Communications Manager
O: 310-630-4623
C: 561-459-0025
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
Manager, Media Relations
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
  • Translator from French to English
  • Manages Impact publications (game-day program, magazine)
  • Primary contact with Italian media
  • Speaks English, Italian and French
Justin Pearson | @JustinMPearson
Communications Manager

O: 508-549-0468
C: 508-455-7551
Patrik Bergabo | @pbergabo
Communications Associate
O: 508-549-0512
C: 508-404-0248
John Machado | @JD_Machado_
Communications Associate
O: 508-549-0533
C: 508-404-5419
Marty Von Wuthenau | @Marto_vw
Vice President, Communications
O: 212-738-5900
C: 646-671-0969
Gordon Stevenson
Communications Associate
C: (609) 937-2721
Leonardo Santiago
VP, Communications
O: 407-480-4726
C: 386-451-5809
Jacklyne Ramos
Director, Communications
O: 407-480-4751
Marcos Peres @marcosperestv
Director, International Communications

O: 407-480-4751
C: 201-667-8159
Jhamie Chin @jhamieci
Coordinator, Communications
O: 407-480-4723
C: 407-454-2697
Ashley Dabb
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
O: 610-497-6286
Chris Winkler@ChrisWinklerUSC
Press Officer
O: 610-497-6727
C: 716-430-9477
Chris Metz
Vice President, Communications
O: 503-553-5433
C: 503-358-3608
  • Oversees all communications efforts for the Peregrine Sports LLC, Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC (NWSL) and Providence Park
  • Primary contact for executive interviews and Timbers coaching staff/technical staff
  • Primary traveling communications contact
Mark Nelson | @nelsonm1
Manager, Media Relations
O: 503-553-5529
C: 602-478-0732
  • Primary contact for Portland Timbers player media requests
  • Primary contact for Timbers Academy inquiries
  • Secondary contact for Portland Thorns FC media requests
  • Publications coordinator for Timbers and Thorns FC
Katie Simons
Coordinator, Media Relations
O: 503-553-5539
C: 720-207-8167
  • Primary contact for Portland Thorns FC (NWSL) and Portland Timbers U-23s media requests
  • Secondary contact for Portland Timbers media requests
  • Primary contact for Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC credential requests
Diego Basabe
Coordinator, Media Relations
O: 503-553-5543
C: 314-608-1949
  • Primary contact for all T2 media requests
  • Primary contact for all T2 and Portland Timbers community relations initiatives
Trey Fitz-Gerald
Vice President, Broadcasting and Communications
O: 801-727-2717
C: 801-856-8877
Matt Gaschk | @mattgaschk
Director, Media Services
O: 801-727-2848
C: 253-250-3239
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
Jake Pisani
Sr. Coordinator, Media Relations
O: 408-556-7774
C: 650-483-0701
Alex Caulfield | @Alex_Caulfield

Sr. Director of Communications
O: 206.512.1225
C: 216.978.7212  
  • Oversees Sounders FC Communications, encompassing team media relations, digital content and public affairs
  • Senior club spokesperson and primary contact for Sounders FC ownership, executives, technical staff and players
  • Primary traveling team media liaison and contact for national broadcast partners 
Matt Winter
Communications Coordinator
O: 206-512-1215
C: 206-639-4610
  • Day-to-day contact for team media requests
  • Manages matchday media operations at CenturyLink Field and First Team press accreditation
  • Primary stakeholder for Sounders FC soccer information and official written club collaterals
Branden Griffith | @BrandenMG
S2 PR & Digital Media Coordinator
O: 206-512-1215
C: 206-639-4610
  • Primary contact for Sounders FC 2 press inquiries, including accreditation for all S2 matches at Starfire Sports Complex
  • Digital lead for S2-related content creation and social media platforms 
Mike Masaro | @MikeMasaro
Manager, Media Relations 
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 | @anthonycozzetto
Assistant, Media Relations 
O: 416-815-6126
C: 416-371-9398
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
Jenna Visram |
Mananger, Communications and Community Relations
O: 604-669-9283 ext. 2260
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
Atlanta - 2017 Expansion Team
Elena Cizmaric | @ecizmaric
Director, Corporate Communications
AMB Group
O: 404-367-2066