Minnesota United FCSoccer overwhelmingly becomes the most well-represented sport in the Athlete Ally Ambassador program.

A dozen members of the NASL team Minnesota United FC as well as their head coach and assistant coach have all joined the Athlete Ally Ambassador program.

With the twelve Minnesota players joining Major League Soccer’s Chris Seitz, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, and Stephen McCarthy, 16 of the 30 athletes in the Ambassador program come from professional soccer, making it by far the number one sport represented.

Minnesota United’s president Nick Rogers (no relation) recently joined the board of Athlete Ally. Founder Hudson Taylor said this of the new additions to the program:

Nick activating 12 of his players in less than a week of joining the advisory board is incredibly impressive. All of these young men have fans of their own, are world-class athletes, and are catalysts for progress among the international soccer community.

Here are the players and coaches who signed on:

  • Kyle Altman, defender and captain
  • Etienne Barbara, forward
  • Simone Bracalello, forward
  • Pablo Campos, forward
  • Justin Davis, defender
  • Kevin Friedland, defender
  • Max Griffin, forward
  • Miguel Ibarra, midfielder
  • Brian Kallman, defender
  • Kentaro Takada, midfielder
  • Connor Tobin, defender
  • Travis Wall, forward
  • Manny Lagos, head coach and MLS / USMNT alumnus
  • Carl Craig, assistant coach

This list includes 2011 NASL MVP Etienne Barbara and 2012 MVP Pablo Campos. Kyle Altman and Kevin Friedland both joined our Allies List last season.

Go Minnesota United FC!