MLS named their club front office award winners on Monday, and Los Angeles Football Club won three awards in 2019.
Headlining the honors was EVP and Chief Business Officer Larry Freedman winning the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year, for the top business executive in the league.
“It’s truly an honor to be named MLS’ Executive of the Year,” said Freedman in a team statement. “This award represents the incredible performance and contributions from our dedicated LAFC staff, the deep commitment from our community partners, the unyielding support of our ownership group and the fervent passion of our supporters and fans. Building this club has been the most rewarding experience of my professional career and I’m grateful to have been recognized with this prestigious award.”
In addition to Freedman’s award, LAFC won the Ticket Sales Team of the Year award and the Business Analytics Team of the Year award.
The honors join other recent recognition for LAFC beyond MLS, as they were Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company (#1 Live Events category), and Front Office Sports’ Best Employer in Sports honoree this year.
The awards join on-field achievements for LAFC in 2019, as the team won the Supporters’ Shield as the best team in MLS during the regular season in a record-breaking campaign, Bob Bradley won MLS Coach of the Year, Carlos Vela was the MLS Most Valuable Player, Vela was an MLS Best XI honoree alongside Walker Zimmerman and Eduard Atuesta, and Diego Rossi was named the top young player in MLS. All in all, it’s an impressive haul. Congrats to the winners and here’s hoping there’s more success to come for LAFC.
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