This position will support the management of all competition aspects of Leagues Cup. This includes maintaining relationships with the technical departments of Clubs, all aspects of Club travel, match-day officiating and staffing (Match Commissioners, medical, operations), competition rules, format, and guidelines. The individual must use effective time management, be highly organized and employ problem-solving skills to service 47 clubs, supervise 77 matches and set a standard for operational excellence.

In addition to Leagues Cup, this Manager, Competition will support other Properties and marquee events such as Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and CONCACAF.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support all facets of Leagues Cup’s Competition function, including competition rules, format, and guidelines.

  • Interface with Club technical departments and lead all aspects of Club travel.

  • Manage technical gameday operations which includes match officials, and match commissioners.

  • Define, interpret, and assist in the compliance of the Competition Guidelines in support of the VP, Competition.

  • Manage referee administration – including any match and travel logistics and reporting.

  • Help to manage matchday, tournament & medical operations staff in Leagues Cup venues in partnership with the MLS Medical Operations team.

  • Oversee Match evaluation and reporting – lead the observation, evaluation, and analysis of all Leagues Cup matches to report disciplinary incidents and referee performance as well as match competition related documentation, notices, and other administrative functions.

  • Identify opportunities for competition related improvement of Leagues Cup, long-term growth, and sustainable success based on the technical data collected.

  • Help to manage and oversee contractors and match day staff

  • Cross-functional leadership, influence others, and provide guidance to broad group to ensure successful execution of Leagues Cup

  • Liaise with MLS & Liga MX Clubs, CONCACAF, USSF, FMF, and other internal/external partners


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years' demonstrated ability in soccer competition, administration, or other related experience

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of the technical aspects of soccer

  • Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer, Liga MX, and CONCACF overall (structure, leaders/partners, teams, players and rules)

  • Advanced knowledge of the sport of soccer, rules, competition drivers, etc.

  • High attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet timelines with high autonomy

  • Influential style and ability to establish relationships easily and with varied constituents

  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information

  • Outstanding organization, project management skills

  • Effectively balance short and long-term objectives

  • Proven decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment

  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary $75,000 - $80,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.

Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.

Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of the our team and inspire you to elevate the Game.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.