Precourt reportedly still on expansion committee

An MLS spokesman declined The Enquirer’s Thursday request for comment. But considering Crew SC investor-operator Anthony Precourt is one of five MLS owners on the league’s expansion committee, it seems unlikely that word of FC Cincinnati’s various happenings next week wouldn’t reach the league’s New York City headquarters.

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Twitter user meets Austin analyst in Chicago airport

Twitter user posts that he met an analyst working for an underwriter, who in turn was working with an Austin based buyer of the Columbus Crew SC while in a Chicago airport. The person posts “You know he’s selling to an investor in Austin, right?” on June 14, 2017. Chicago is where Dave Greeley’s office is located.

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Mike Malo named VP of Business Development at Austin-based firm Umbel

Austin-based data management platform Umbel named Spurs VP/Brand & Marketing MIKE MALO VP/Business Development. The Spurs were an Umbel client. Malo also has worked with the Eagles, D-backs and Crew. He will focus on strategic partnerships with leagues and teams as business-side analytics continue to grow in importance. The arrival of Malo also extends a leadership transition for Umbel following the elevation in April of President LISA PEARSON to CEO following the departure of Founder HIGINIO MAYCOTTE to spinoff data operation Pilosa. Maycotte remains Umbel Exec Chair. Malo: “Having that deep sports industry experience was a missing piece for them before, and there’s a huge opportunity now in front us in helping teams and leagues leverage first-party customer data.”

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