I consider the Timbers an overwhelming success, by all measures ... Not just determined by what you do on or off the field, but whether or not you truly matter in your market.
Mark has been one of the key people responsible for the growth and success of Major League Soccer and has earned the respect of our owners and partners ... In his new role, he will help us address key company-wide priorities, ensuring that our entire organization is more efficient and effective and to help grow the quality of our competition. His leadership will continue to help us move toward our goal of becoming one of the top professional soccer leagues in the world by 2022.
Gary's vast experience in the sports and entertainment world, along with his deep understanding of the media landscape, will play a pivotal role in growing key areas of our business and forming new partnerships ... I've known Gary for more than two decades and am thrilled to have him join us during an exciting time of growth for our League. He brings a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial spirit that will drive value for Major League Soccer and our key partners at Soccer United Marketing, including U.S. Soccer, the Mexican Football Federation and CONCACAF.More quotes »
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