As the popularity of social media exploded, so too did its impact on the world of sports. Hundreds to millions of followers later, footballers and athletes, alike, provided one of the most genuine and personal way to interact without being face to face.
Even rarer is the opportunity to get inside the minds of the former players and businessmen and women who the lead organizations behind our beloved football and soccer clubs. In a league such as Major League Soccer, whose operations and financial activities are considered private, social media provides insight into the people we love to hate and direct blame when the team on the pitch is performing poorly, and likewise sing the praises of when it all goes right.
Check out Business of Soccer’s featured front office profiles on Twitter. Click to continue to his/her full profile.
Colorado Rapids, President – Tim Hinchey
Columbus Crew, President & General Manager – Mark Mullers
D.C. United, Chief Marketing Officer – Doug Hicks
Houston Dynamo, President – Chris Canetti
Montreal Impact, President – Joey Saputo
New England Revolution, President – Brian Bilello
Portland Timbers, President & Owner – Merritt Paulson
San Jose Earthquakes, President – Dave Kaval
Sporting Kansas City, CEO – Robb Heineman
For the latest updates and Front Office additions to Twitter, check out the list, here.
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