Dec. 13, 2006
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brian Roberts, the 2003 Yale men's soccer captain, has been named the Youth Soccer Account Executive for the Kansas City Wizards. Roberts moves from the playing field to the front office after a three-year career with the Wizards in which he saw action in 12 games. In 2005, he became the first Yale player to start a Major League Soccer game.
"It is a thrill to stay with the Wizards as it is an organization and market I deeply believe in," Roberts said in a press release announcing his hiring. "I am so excited for the youth soccer position. My objective is to help move soccer forward in America and as quickly as possible."
Roberts recorded a career-high 338 minutes in 2005 while appearing in 11 games. His first career point was an assist against the Chicago Fire.
At Yale, Roberts was a four-time All-Ivy selection on defense and started every game of his career.
He is excited to begin what could develop into a lengthy career in management.
"As for my future goals, right now they are to reconnect with the entire youth soccer community and develop very close relationships with the clubs, coaches and players," he said. "Ultimately, it is to be a general manager in the league and then the commissioner of MLS."
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity