WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Former Williams College basketball teammates Will Kuntz '06 and Tucker Kain '05 are teaming up once again, this time in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Kuntz and Kain will be working to establish a competitive and vibrant new team on the west coast, the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), when that team becomes a new member of the MLS in time for the 2018 season.
Kuntz began his career in sports with the New York Yankees working, on General Manager Brian Cashman's staff since the summers of his undergraduate days at Williams and he ended his time with the Bronx Bombers as the Manager of Pro Scouting.
In the spring of 2014 Kuntz left the Yankees to join the home office of Major League Soccer in New York City to serve as the Director of Player Relations.
In Los Angeles Kuntz will be the Vice President of Soccer Operations and Assistant General Manager for LAFC. He will be in charge of the team's scouting and analytics as well as negotiating contracts and managing the salary budget.
Tucker Kain is part of the LFAC ownership team that includes NBA legend Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell, Mia Hamm, Nomar Garciaparra among others.
Kain is the Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Managing Director of Guggenheim Baseball Management. Kain, while working for Guggenheim Partners, was involved in the transaction that led to the sale of the Dodgers, which stands as the largest team sale in sports history.
The three years that Kuntz and Kain were teammates the Ephs played in the 2003 and 2004 NCAA Championship games, winning the 2003 title. From 2003 through 2005 Williams compiled a record of 77-12 (.865). In their three years together Kuntz and Kain were a part of the Ephs setting the NCAA DIII record for home wins – 64.