Major League Soccer announces 2013 club and executive award winners

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NEW YORK – Major League Soccer on Thursday announced the winners of year-end awards that recognize individuals and clubs for outstanding contributions off the playing field.

The club and executive award winners are highlighted by the Portland Timbers receiving a total of five honors including COO Mike Golub being recognized as the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year. Under Golub’s leadership, the Timbers continue to see growth in key business areas, including tickets, corporate sponsorships and local television ratings, while developing one of the most compelling in-stadium experiences in MLS. Golub previously won the award in 2011.

2013 MLS Club and Executive Award Winners:

Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year – Mike Golub, Portland Timbers

Ticketing Executive of the Year – Chris Lawrence, Seattle Sounders FC

Ticket Sales Team of the Year – Sporting Kansas City

Ticketing Sales Innovation Award presented by the National Sales Center – FC Dallas

Marketing Executive of the Year – Mikkel Strøjer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Corporate Partnerships Executive of the Year – Matt McInnis, FC Dallas

Corporate Partnerships Team of the Year – Real Salt Lake

Partnership Marketing Team of the Year – Toronto FC

Local Digital Editor of the Year – Yvan Delia-Lavictoire, Montreal Impact

Social Media Activation of the Year - #fishcam, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Article of the Year -  “Sudden death of daughter Elysa has Rojas family on a mission to help others,” Colorado Rapids – READ IT HERE

Video of the Year - Y.P. Lee's last match - 이영표 선수 감사합니다, Vancouver Whitecaps FC – WATCH IT HERE

Public Relations Team of the Year – Sporting Kansas City

Club Broadcast Staff of the Year – Seattle Sounders FC  

Merchandiser of the Year – Jon Waldron, Colorado Rapids

Community Relations Department of the Year presented by MLS WORKS – Portland Timbers

Operations Staff of the Year – Portland Timbers

Match Presentation Staff of the Year – Seattle Sounders FC

Supporter Liaison of the Year – Chris Wilson, Portland Timbers

Best Game Day Experience for Visiting Supporters – New York Red Bulls

Security Staff of the Year – Portland Timbers

MLS Team Administrator of the Year presented by Sportscorp Travel – Jason Gove, New England Revolution

MLS Athletic Training Staff of the Year presented by Mueller Sports Medicine – Real Salt Lake

Equipment Manager of the Year – Nolan Myer, Seattle Sounders FC

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