December 10, 2018 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta United President Darren Eales celebrates with fans as he rides with his family during the Atlanta United MLS Cup victory parade along Marietta Street Monday, December 10, 2018, in Atlanta. (JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC)
Photo: Jason Getz
Photo: Jason Getz

Atlanta United dominates MLS awards

The MLS champs, which led the league in attendance for the second consecutive year, received the following awards:

• Executive of the Year: President Darren Eales, for the second consecutive year
• Ticket Sales
• Public relations
• Retail
• Digital media
• Operations staff
• Supporter management
• Tim Jameson (group) and Brock Wright (individual) won MLS Salespersons of the Year.

The remaining awards:

• Sporting Executive of the Year: Peter Vermes (Sporting Kansas City)
• Corporate Partnerships Team of the Year: Los Angeles Football Club 
• Corporate Partnerships Executive of the Year: Justin Compton (Sporting Kansas City)
• Ticket Sales Executive of the Year: Sean Sittnick (Minnesota United FC)
• Marketing Executive of the Year: Rich Orosco (Los Angeles Football Club) 
• Expansion Club Recognition Award: Los Angeles Football Club 
• Ticketing Sales Impact Award presented by the National Sales Center: Colorado Rapids (Sales Combine)
• Marketing Team of the Year – New York City FC (24-hour game) 
• Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Department of the Year: Chicago Fire 
• Business Analytics Team of the Year: Los Angeles Football Club 
• Social Media Activation of the Year: LA Galaxy (#Galaxy Social / Malea Emma) 
• Digital Content Experience of the Year: Portland Timbers (The Rivalry)
• Equipment Manager of the Year: Chris Maxwell (Houston Dynamo) 
• Security Staff of the Year: Seattle Sounders FC 
• eMLS Team of the Year: Philadelphia Union 
• Team Administrator of the Year: Spencer Childs (Portland Timbers) 
• Athletic Training Staff of the Year: Sporting Kansas City
• Academy of the Year: Sporting Kansas City

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