Diego Gutierrez brings an extensive and illustrious career in the sports industry as both athlete, Senior executive and TV personality. While playing in Major League Soccer for 13 years, he was named to MLS team of the decade for the 90's and 2000's. He also won several championships, including MLS Cup '98, US Open Cups '98, 2000, 2004 and 2006. He also ranks among career league leaders for total games played, playoff games played and assists, while being considered among the top competitors and best players ever to play in Major League Soccer. Mr. Gutierrez became the Sporting Director for Philadelphia Union and later worked as a Soccer Analyst for FoxSports1 and of Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City.


Mr. Gutierrez has always been involved in nonprofit work and is the only soccer player besides the great Pele, to be inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Also, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Presidential Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Post playing career, Mr. Gutierrez has been dedicated to Senior Leadership roles with several companies across many industries, specializing in International business development sales and marketing. Currently, Mr. Gutierrez is also pursuing his Doctorate in Business with an emphasis on International Business and Marketing, at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.

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