SVP OF SOCCER OPERATIONS & ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Entering his fourth season with the Club, Kuntz was originally named LAFC’s VP of Soccer Operations & Assistant General Manager on Jan. 27, 2017. Kuntz joined the Black& Gold from the Major League Soccer League Office, where he served as Director of Player Relations, playing an active role in franchise salary budget management, the development of strategic league initiatives, and the negotiation of the 2015 MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Kuntz works closely with Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington in managing and assembling LAFC’s roster of players, coordinating the Club’s scouting and data analytics departments, and managing the salary budget.
Prior to joining MLS, Kuntz spent 10 years with MLB’s New York Yankees organization, rising from summer intern to Manager of Pro Scouting, and was a member of the 2009 World Series Champions. A Brooklyn, New York native, Kuntz attended Williams College and was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship basketball team. Kuntz also holds a JD from Fordham Law School.