Media Resources

World Cup MLS Spokespeople

Charlie Davies
  • Davies appeared in 101 MLS games with three different teams – D.C. United, New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union – across six seasons from 2011-17. He scored 25 career goals in MLS, including a career-best 10 during the 2015 season.
  • He made 17 appearances for the United States Men’s National Team from 2007-09, scoring four goals over the span, including two in World Cup qualifying. He also represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • In early 2016, Davies was diagnosed with liposarcoma cancer after receiving an MRI for another injury and has been in remission since late 2016. Davies is an active participant in the philanthropic space and serves as the head of philanthropy for The ‘Quin Impact Fund, which serves as a financial resource for local philanthropic organizations that are making positive contributions to the Boston community.
  • Davies is currently a soccer analyst for CBS Sports and Major League Soccer, and served as the color commentator for the New England Revolution.
  • He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and played collegiate soccer at Boston College.
  • Twitter: @CharlieDavies9 (102.7K followers)
  • Instagram: @charliedavies09 (24.6K followers)
  • Clips
    • Charlie Davies on Christian Pulisic (CBS Sports, Link)
    • Charlie Davies 2022 MLS Cup preview (, Link)
    • Charlie Davies at TEDxBoston on men’s professional soccer (TED, Link)
    • Charlie Davies beats cancer and takes his life back (FOX Soccer, Link)
Calen Carr
(Pronounced kay-lin)
  • During his eight-year MLS career, Carr appeared in 117 matches for two different teams – Chicago Fire FC and Houston Dynamo FC – from 2006-13, scoring 14 goals over the span.
  • Carr was selected by the Chicago Fire in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft after a sensational college career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the 2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year and earned All-American honors that season. In 2019, he was inducted into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame.
  • A native of Berkeley, California, Carr is currently an analyst and host for Major League Soccer and has appeared on outlets like VICE News, SKY Sports News, TNT, and The Guggenheim’s “Works and Process” series. 
  • Twitter: @CalenCarr (11.3K followers)
  • Instagram: @ca2 (6.1K followers)
  • Clips
    • Calen Carr reel (Link)
    • Calen Carr long-form interview with Chicharito (, Link)
    • Calen Carr on the impact of CF Montréal in 2022 (SKY Sports News, Link)
Jeff Agoos
(language: English)
  • Appeared for the U.S. Men’s National Team 134 times and represented the U.S. at two FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002)
  • Born in Geneva, Switzerland, he played in Germany before joining MLS in 1996
  • Five-time MLS Cup winner – three with D.C. United (1996, 1997, 1999) and two with San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003); named to MLS All-Time Best XI, before retiring in 2005
  • Member of the USA Futsal Team, taking second at 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship
  • As part of MLS’s 10th anniversary in 2005, was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI
  • Currently serves as MLS’s Senior Vice President of Competition and Player Relations
  • Named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009
  • For more about Jeff Agoos: _Bio on USSoccerPlayers.com_
  • Interview: CBS News This Morning: _Former World Cup player on challenges and excitement_
  • Interview: CBS News This Morning: _World Cup Showdown – Team USA Confident Going Into Game Against Germany_
  • Interview: New York Stock Exchange: _How MLS plans to build upon its popularity_
Greg Barkey
(languages: English, Spanish)
  • A former MLS Assistant Referee of the Year in 2009, Barkey worked four MLS Cup finals
  • Officiated in MLS since the league’s inception in 1996 and became the first AR to surpass 300 league games in June of 2014
  • In September of 2015, Barkey joined the Professional Referee Organization as Manager of Assistant Referees
  • Currently serves as PRO’s Manager of Senior Assistant Referees and Video Review Operations
  • For more about Greg Barkey: _Barkey ‘striving for best’ in new role as AR Manager_ (Jan. 11, 2016)
  • VAR Analyst (Inside Video Review): _Intro for MLS Weeks 28 & 29_; _Explaining a play with VAR   _
Alfonso Mondelo
(languages: English, Spanish)
Alecko Eskandarian
(language: English)
  • Currently serves as MLS’s Senior Director of Player Relations and Development
  • Father, Andranik, played for the Iranian Men’s National Team in their first-ever appearance at a World Cup in 1978
  • Former Assistant Coach of the Philadelphia Union (2012) and New York Cosmos (2013) before winning the National Premier Soccer League in 2015 with New York Cosmos B as head coach
  • Former forward for the U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS clubs D.C. United (2003-06), Toronto FC (2007), Real Salt Lake (2007), Chivas USA (2008-09), and the LA Galaxy (2009-10).
  • Named MLS Cup MVP in 2004, scoring two goals as D.C. United lifted the 2004 MLS Cup
  • Was a two-time MLS All-Star (2004, 2006), and won the Supporters Shield in 2006
Peter Vermes
(language: English)
  • Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 1990 FIFA World Cup after competing in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul
  • Scored 11 goals through his 67 games for the U.S. Men’s National Team
  • Has served as head coach for Sporting Kansas City since 2009
  • Has won four major trophies with Kansas City: 2013 MLS Cup and three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2012, 2015, 2017)
  • Was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013
  • For more about Peter Vermes: _Bio on SportingKC.com_
  • Interview: New York Stock Exchange (2018): _World Cup Experience & Pick for an Upset_
  • Soundbytes (English & Spanish): _On 2022 World Cup_
Alejandro Bedoya
(languages: English, Spanish)
  • he U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder appeared in 66 games from 2010-17
  • Played in all four of the U.S. games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the National Team in both 2013 and 2017
  • Has played for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union since 2016 after spending three seasons with Ligue 1’s (FRA) FC Nantes (2013-16)
  • Helped the Philadelphia Union earn their first ever Supporters’ Shield in 2020, given to the team with the most regular season points.
  • Alejandro Bedoya Interviews: _English_ | _Spanish_
  • CONTACT: Primary – Amanda Young Curtis, 484-686-5718 (; Secondary – Erica Scheer, 617-817-4014 (
Lutz Pfannenstiel
(LOOTZ FAN-EN-SHEEL); languages: English, German
  • Had a professional soccer career as a goalkeeper that spanned over two decades and is the only person to have played in all six FIFA confederations
  • Spent a decade with the technical staffs of 1899 Hoffenheim (2011-18) and Fortuna Düsseldorf (2018-20) in Germany
  • Worked as a pundit for the German television station ZDF during the last three FIFA World Cups
  • Currently serves as the Sporting Director at St. Louis City SC, which will start MLS play in 2023
  • Also works as a coaching instructor for FIFA and the German Football association (DFB)
  • Lutz Pfannenstiel Interviews: _English_ | _German_
  • CONTACT: Primary – Courtney Mueller, 314-660-1518 (; Secondary – John Gasparoni, 551-202-4310 (