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Jeff Agoos

Jeff Agoos - MLS technical director for competition

Senior Vice President, Competition and Medical Administration

Five-time MLS Cup champion and National Soccer Hall of Famer Jeff Agoos is Major League Soccer’s Senior Vice President of Competition and Medical Administration. In this role, he is responsible for improving the quality of the on-field product and overseeing the providing of exceptional, individualized medical care to all MLS players. Additionally, Agoos provides input on technical development, disciplinary matters and serves as the league liaison with MLS coaches, Chief Soccer Officers, and the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) on all game-related matters.

In collaboration with the MLS Chief Medical Officer, Agoos is responsible for all medical guidelines and testing protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all players and staff. Agoos oversaw and managed all competitive and medical elements of the MLS re-launch in 2020, ensuring a successful completion of the season. 

Agoos spearheaded the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) initiative alongside PRO, making MLS a global leader in video review as one of the first leagues in the world to successfully incorporate the new technology into all games.

Agoos joined MLS in April of 2011 after serving as Sporting Director, Technical Director and Chief Scout for the New York Red Bulls.

Soccer fans know Agoos as a rock-solid fixture in the U.S. National Team defense for more than 15 years, including two FIFA World Cups and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Agoos has played at every level of the game and earned a silver medal in the 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championships. He also won the 2002 Concacaf Gold Cup with the U.S. National Team and was named to the tournament’s Best XI. Agoos ranks fifth all-time in appearances for the United States with 134 caps.

A 10-year MLS veteran, Agoos was named an MLS All-Star nine times and played 244 games with three clubs: D.C. United, the San Jose Earthquakes and the MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls). He was selected to the MLS Best XI on three occasions, and to the league’s “All-Time Best XI,” the latter awarded to commemorate the league’s 10th anniversary in 2005. Agoos was recently named one of the 25 best players in MLS history.

Agoos played every minute of all five MLS Cup victories, winning three championships with D.C. United (1996, 1997 and 1999) and two with the San Jose Earthquakes (2001 and 2003). Agoos also won the 1996 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with D.C. United.

In 2009, Agoos was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He has gone on to earn his MBA in Sports Administration from Southern New Hampshire University while working for Major League Soccer.