Lisa Welch – Intern
Chicago, IL
Sport Management – University of Minnesota


Highest level of Soccer Played: Collegiate Club, Center Mid
Favorite Soccer Club: NYRB
Spirit Animal: Robin
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Favorite Soccer Experience: USA Gold Cup match in Kansas City, front row sits at my first USMNT game, meeting Alexi Lalas and his producer Jaime Trujillo at the American Outlaws party and getting on TV

John Elliano – Data Analysis Intern
Canyon Lake, CA
Masters of Business Management – California Baptist University
BS in Marketing – California Baptist University


Highest level of Soccer Played: High School, LW
Favorite Soccer Club: Colorado Rapids, US Men’s National Team
Spirit Animal: The squirrel from The Emperor’s New Groove
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura
Favorite Soccer Experience: Playing in the rain (California, Ethiopia, Haiti, MN)

Kyle Snyder – Session XX Trainee
Santa Monica, CA
Psychology – University of Arizona


Preferred Field Position: GK
Favorite Soccer Club: LA Galaxy, Arsenal FC
Spirit Animal: Liger
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Soccer Experience: Watching the Galaxy bringing home their first MLS Cup in 2002 at Gillette Stadium against the Revs.

Lucy Sadtler – Session XX Trainee
Chicago, IL
Communication & Media Studies – DePaul University


Favorite Soccer Club: LA Galaxy, Chelsea
Spirit Animal: Momma brown bear
Favorite Food: Lomo Saltado
Favorite Movie: Ocean’s Eleven
Favorite Soccer Experience: 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup game at Soldier Field, to see the USWNT play Nigeria. Watching woman like Mia Hamm, Carla Overbeck and Michelle Akers at the top of their game was indescribable.

Cooper King – Intern
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Communications – Lake Forest College


Highest level of Soccer Played: College, Outside Midfield
Favorite Soccer Club: Colorado Rapids, Roma
Spirit Animal: Spider Monkey
Favorite Food: Shrimp
Favorite Movie: Space Jam
Favorite Soccer Experience: Winning the Midwest Conference Championship and earning a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Jose Pablo Alvarado – Social Media Intern
San Jose, Costa Rica
Sport Management* – UMass Amherst


Highest level of Soccer Played: High School, CDM/CAM
Favorite Soccer Club: Sporting KC/Vancouver Whitecaps, AD Santos (CR)
Spirit Animal: Got visited by a Grizzly Bear in yoga
Favorite Food: Seafood & Pasta; shaken, not stirred
Favorite Movie: Source Code
Favorite Soccer Experience: Running around the Fuente de la Hispanidad when Costa Rica beat Italy and qualified for knockout stage in the 2014 World Cup

 Joe Jackson – Session XX Trainee
El Sobrante, CA
Business (Marketing Concentration), University of Oregon


Highest level of Soccer Played: College (Club), CM
Favorite Soccer Club: San Jose Earthquakes
Spirit Animal: Polar Bear
Favorite Food: Anything barbecued
Favorite Movie: 50 First Dates (Been to Hawaii 7  times)
Favorite Soccer Experience: Upsetting the number 1 seeded team, Northeastern, in the first round of Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee. Scoring the game winning goal with ten minutes left to win 2-1 in the rain. It was epic!

Rodrigo Futema – Session XX Trainee
Columbia, MD
Business Administration/International Studies, American University


Highest level of Soccer Played: JV High School Soccer, LB/RB
Favorite Soccer Club: Santos FC / DC United / Atletico Madrid
Spirit Animal: Cat
Favorite Food: Rice & Beans
Favorite Movie: Interstellar (2014)
Favorite Soccer Experience: When I was in middle school I went to a Santos FC game with my uncle and we sat in the supporter’s section. It was an amazing experience and my gateway to the sport.

Ben Hofling – Session XX Trainee
Tarrytown, NY
Exercise and Movement Science, University of Vermont

ben h

Highest level of Soccer Played: I play tennis
Favorite Soccer Club: NYCFC, or our NSC team
Spirit Animal: Red Panda
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Movie: Old School
Favorite Soccer Experience: Scoring a header in Friday morning soccer…  I guess the USA vs. Brazil match in MetLife Stadium is a close second.

Vincent Villareal – Session XX Trainee
Windsor, CA
Communication Studies, California State University-Long Beach


Highest level of Soccer Played: Youth Competitive League, CDM
Favorite Soccer Club: Free Agent (none picked yet)
Spirit Animal: King Penguin
Favorite Food: Hamburgers
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite Soccer Experience: Saved a goal with a jumping header when the goalie was out of the net.

Marques Dixon & Sharkques Jr. – Session XX Trainee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sport Management, Durham College (Canada)

marquesSharkques (3)

Highest level of Soccer Played: College, RW
Favorite Soccer Club: Arsenal FC / Toronto FC.
Spirit Animal: Sharkques Jr.
Favorite Food: Ackee & Salt Fish with Bacon!
Favorite Movie: Pursuit Of Happiness.
Favorite Soccer Experience: Getting subbed on in one of my first college game and playing my hardest to show I was worthy of being a starter! After that game I started every game, that was a great example of how hard work and determination pays off!

Drew Butler – Session XX Trainee
Fishers, IN
Selling & Sales Management, Purdue University


Highest level of Soccer Played: Premier Club & High School, CDM
Favorite Soccer Club: Chicago Fire, FC Barcelona
Spirit Animal: Orangutan
Favorite Food:  Chili con carne
Favorite Movie: Casino Royale
Favorite Soccer Experience:  My club team traveled to Platja D’Aro, Spain to compete in a tournament.  It was a great experience to be able to play against some top level Spanish teams and experience the futbol culture in another country.  Also, I was able to visit the city of Barcelona and tour the Camp Nou.

Dan Moren – Intern
Fridley, MN
Kinesiology, Sport Management & Business Administration,
University of Northwestern-St. Paul

Dans pic (3)

Highest level of Soccer Played: 2 Years with UW-Sheboygan
Favorite Soccer Club: Minnesota United
Spirit Animal: Kangaroo
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Movie: The Italian Job
Favorite Soccer Experience: Winning the Regional Soccer Championship down in Kansas City, Missouri in High School.

Brock Wright – Intern
St. Louis, MO
Management and International Business, Webster University


Highest level of Soccer Played: High school, Midfield
Favorite Soccer Club: NYCFC, Manchester City
Spirit Animal: Panda
Favorite Food: Any kind of fish
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Soccer Experience: Winning state title in High School

Brent Rosendall – Session XX Trainee
Grand Rapids, Michigan
BA Kinesiology, Michigan State University
MS Sport Management, West Virginia University


Highest level of Soccer Played: MSU Varsity soccer, Outside Mid/Forward
Favorite Soccer Club: Portland Timbers / Real Madrid
Spirit Animal: Orca
Favorite Food: Ruben Sandwich with salt & vinegar chips
Favorite Movie: Man on Fire
Favorite Soccer Experience: NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance / Double overtime win (5-4) vs #2 Maryland my junior year at Michigan state