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Acting Executive Director/General Counsel
A partner at the Washington, DC law firm Williams & Connolly, LLP, Mark has worked with the Players Association since it was founded and recognized as the labor union representing all members of the United States National Soccer Team in 1996. Mark has represented athletes and players associations across sports, as well as teams, leagues, coaches, and other organizations and businesses involved in the sports industry since 1983 and has been teaching sports law, including antitrust and sports labor issues, for more than twenty years. He also serves as the chairman of the board for the charitable organization Athletes For Hope.
A member of the Internetsoccer writing staff for several years, J has been writing for USSoccerPlayers.com since August 2002. J is the general manager of the US National Soccer Team Players Association, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Players Association.
Washingon DC-based Jason Davis launched his American soccer blog, Match Fit USA, in 2008. Since, he has written on the American game and its unique culture for numerous outlets, including FourFourTwo.com. He hosts a weekly podcast and has appeared as a guest on radio around the world discussing American soccer culture, the USMNT, and MLS. He began writing for our site in November of 2010.
Cesar Diaz brings his unorthodox approach to covering American Soccer into the mix, joining USSoccerPlayers.com in February 2011. Looking past scores and statistics, he tries to bring to light the significant impact soccer has in the United States through his articles. In addition to writing for US Soccer Players, Cesar covers soccer for LatinoSports.com and is a contributor for 5 Points Press: A Journal of New York Soccer. Easily accessible, you may reach him via email and on Twitter at @CoveringSoccer.
Based in the Bay Area, Tony Edwards began writing for our site in 2004, migrating from the much-missed Round not Oval. He played a year of college soccer and is a licensed youth coach. Besides covering soccer, Tony has run digital and print publications in the healthcare field.
Based in New York City, Clemente Lisi is a regular contributor to US Soccer Players. He covers all topics relating to American soccer, including Major League Soccer. He traveled to South Africa in 2010 and covered the World Cup for the site. He is also the author of A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010. Clemente began writing for our site in July 2007. Find him on Twitter @ClementeLisi.
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