Technical Director, Competition, MLS
Five-time MLS Cup Champion and National Soccer Hall of Famer Jeff Agoos joined Major League Soccer’s front office in January of 2011 as Technical Director, Competition after serving as Sporting Director and Technical Director for the New York Red Bulls.
In his current roll, Agoos works with Nelson Rodríguez, Executive Vice President of Competition and Game Operations, on the planning and implementation of on-and-off field competition strategies.
By analyzing the style and level of play, utilizing multiple soccer database tools and interface daily with club technical departments, Agoos oversees an annual League-wide technical assessment and helps formulate strategies and initiatives to continue elevating the level of play in MLS.
Additionally, Agoos works with the Competition and Player Relations groups on player development strategy with particular focus on MLS youth academies, Homegrown Players, and Reserve League play.
A 10-year veteran of MLS, Agoos was named an All-Star nine times while playing 244-game and representing three clubs – D.C. United, San Jose Earthquakes and New York (then-MetroStars). He was selected to the MLS Best XI on three occasions, and to the League’s “All-Time Best XI,” awarded to commemorate the 10th anniversary in 2005.
Agoos and Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan are the only two players in MLS history to have won MLS Cup five times. Only Agoos has been on the field for each title game, winning with D.C. United (1996, 1997 and 1999) and the San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003).
Agoos was a member of the U.S. national team for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and is currently second all-time in appearances with 134.