Scott Rezendes
, United States

Scott has spent over a decade in the professional game in a variety of leadership roles – advocating for players, managing clubs, and scouting countless matches. His grasp of the domestic player pool at all levels is comprehensive and current. He has worked extremely hard to develop and maintain tremendous relationships throughout the industry with league executives, club management, coaches at all levels, agents and athletes.

A lifelong soccer player involved in all aspects of the game was presented with an opportunity to help launch the MLS Players Association in 2006 while completing his MBA in Sports Management at the George Washington University. During his three years at the PA, he helped open their first office, advocated daily on behalf of the players as their liaison to the MLS Player Relations department on compensation and benefits issues. He worked tirelessly to prepare players & their agents for contract negotiations with the league, audited the league’s annual player payrolls, and compiled & released the first player salary survey for the Association in 2007.

Scott then moved over to club management and took the helm as General Manager of the Wilmington Hammerheads in preparation for their 2012 season. He was instrumental in building a competitive USL Pro roster that clawed its way to the Cup Final that season, despite having one of the lowest player budgets league-wide.

After that successful season in Wilmington, Scott moved on to work for Sporting Kansas City as a domestic scout, based in Washington DC, for 4 seasons. As a team member of their broader scouting efforts, he worked aggressively to provide the club with accurate data on collegiate and lower division professional players for potential acquisition. During that time, Sporting Kansas City had a tremendous amount of success in the MLS Super Draft, identifying and selecting key contributors to their MLS roster. That success gave the club critical depth to withstand the grind of long MLS seasons and led to an MLS Cup and US Open Cup Championship during his time there. In addition, he aided Oklahoma City Energy FC & Swope Park Rangers in preparing for their inaugural seasons with in-depth player analysis.

Scott was then hired as Technical Director of the Oklahoma City Energy in 2016 and helped guide both their USL first team and PDL U-23 to tremendous success. In 2017, the USL roster advanced to the Western Conference Finals while the U-23 roster held the best record nationally throughout all of PDL.