Agrinzonis Management Group was founded by individuals who have lived the game of soccer at every level, understand what you are going through and are passionate about helping you get the most out of your career.
Our philosophy is to represent every one of our clients as if they were family
Agrinzonis Management Group (AMG) is the result of a unique combination of individuals coming together with the goal of creating a different type of player agency, one that has taking care of you at the center.
Each of the organization’s principles have charted slightly different courses in the game – from coaching and physical training to club direction and player representation. Through all of these experiences we have shared both a deep love for the game of soccer and a desire to build a world-class soccer organization that puts athletes first.
As our careers evolved and relationships deepened, we saw an opportunity together to bring to life the type of player-focused soccer organization we envisaged.
As parents, coaches, scouts and club directors, we have lived the ups and downs of youth, college and professional soccer, and can personally relate to the challenges that you are facing, as well as your wants, needs and desires.
While working all over the world, we focus primarily on North, Central and South America. Each of our principles has a Latin connection, speaks Spanish or language other than English and has extensive experiences in these markets and cultures.
We feel confident that, when working with us, you will sense the difference that our player focus and unique personal attributes provide, which is embodied in the motto of our organization and that we live by: Inspiring Excellence.
Meet The Agrinzonis Management Group Team
Massoud is president and managing partner of AMG. Initially becoming one of the most successful youth soccer coaches and club directors in the United States, Massoud turned to player development as head coach/owner-operator of two different PDL teams.
From there he transitioned into player management and representation, spending the past 15 years developing into a seasoned player agent with an eye for talent and a keen set of negotiating skills. This period has seen him place players in top leagues across the world, as he spent time as the director of business development for the USL and working with some major agencies such as Wasserman Media Group (WMG) and Beswicks Sports.
Juan Vicente Carvajal
Managing Director, Central America
Juan Vicente Carvajal is managing director of the Central America region and also a managing partner. As a board-certified attorney in Costa Rica, Juan has been representing players for over 7 years and has established himself as one of the most respected agents in Central America. From 2009 to 2012, he was on the board of directors at Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, one of the largest clubs in Costa Rica and the country’s second most successful of all time in terms of titles. In 2014, he brokered the most expensive transfer of a defender in MLS history with the move of Giancarlo González from Columbus Crew to Palermo in Serie A. All of his clients boast about the fact that Juan has not only done a tremendous job for them, but that they also view him as a friend and mentor. Juan is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Managing Director, United States
Ben Rechler has been passionate about soccer his entire life. He played with the NY State ODP team and the LI Rough Riders in the PDL. A few of his former teammates have gone on to play in the MLS and many played across the NCAA. Ben decided to attend Syracuse University after being accepted to its prestigious sport management program in the David B. Falk College. Prior to graduating, he learned the business side of the sports industry and gained experience working for Octagon, his former club (the Long Island Rough Riders), and a top hockey agent (for over 30 years) Lewis Gross who is the CEO of Sports Professional Management.
In 2015 Ben and Lewis built an agency called SPM soccer, which became a separate division based off Sports Professional Management. Ben has represented and successfully negotiated numerous professional contracts, endorsement deals and built a very strong team. Ben has placed players in the MLS, USL, NISA, NASL and overseas. A major focus of SPM Soccer was youth advisement and Ben has set up over 30 trials in Europe for top youth players from the United States.
Ben’s focus is now recruiting and representing the top talent in the United States. He prides himself on being loyal, honest, and working equally as hard as possible for all of his clients. SPM built a strong business based off personal attention and he plans to continue that at Agrinzonis.
Managing Director of Recruitment, United States
Edward Gonzalez joins Agrinzonis along with the transition of SPM Soccer and fellow colleagues, Ben Rechler, Nick Woodruff and Jordan Florit. He has spent the past seven years working in many aspects of the soccer world.
Edward and his family came over to the US from Colombia at a young age after his father spent 10+ years playing professionally for Atletico Nacional, one of the most historic clubs in South America. Once in the US, Edward attended Berkshire School, one of the top prep soccer programs in the country.
He spent his collegiate career playing at NCAA DI American University in Washington DC before finishing his playing career and his degree in Sports Psychology at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Following his final collegiate season, Eddy served as the Assistant Coach under Head Coach Michael Toshack. During this time the Saints captured three straight regular-season conference championships, three straight conference tournament championships, three time NCAA tournament qualifiers, and were ranked as high as #5 in NCAA DIII nation poll.
Rafael Angel Soto Fallas
Technical Support & Manager, Central America
With more than 15 years of experience in sports journalism, Rafa has obtained extensive knowledge within the football industry. His experience stems from his time working closely with different athletic federations of Costa Rica, his studies in Sports Management, a degree in Organizational Communication, and a coaching license.
Rafa’s diverse background led him to help create the women’s team for AD Carmelita in Costa Rica’s second division. He first joined the organization as the General Manager, eventually taking over as the team’s head coach. He also gained experience from his time as the Sporting Director of a third division team in Costa Rica. His experience in the various sectors of the football industry allowed him to have a comprehensive vision of what a footballer needs to succeed.
Rafa is a key member in the organization’s Central American division by assisting in the recruitment of talent, collaborating with other global divisions of AMG in the creation of social media content, and gathering videos of players.
Player Liaison & Scout, United States
Victor Martinez is a player liaison and scout for AMG. Currently, he is attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Where he will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in the Spring of 2021. During his time at GCU, he interned for Phoenix Rising F.C. of the USL Championship during their 2019 and 2020 campaigns. While interning for them he was able to witness their infamous 20-game win streak in 2019, as well as their 2019 Regular Season Title and 2020 Western Conference Championship. Most importantly, he was able to gain insight on the day-to-day life of a professional footballer and experience the different mindsets players have at various stages in their career.
He intends to use these experiences to provide a trustworthy and relatable service to current, and future, AMG clients. While simultaneously helping them achieve their professional and personal goals throughout any stage of their career.
Director of Recruitment, Venezuela
Jordan Florit is Director of Recruitment in Venezuela and lives in the capital, Caracas, where he moved to from England in the summer of 2021 to continue his career in the world of football.
Jordan has rapidly become the authoritative English voice on Venezuelan football since 2019, writing the first English language book on the country’s relationship with the sport and its history, “Red Wine & Arepas: How Football is Becoming Venezuela’s Religion.” The book has since been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and Jordan has continued to bring attention to Venezuelan football with the successful launch of FUTVE English, a Twitter account and podcast dedicated to extensive coverage of Venezuelan football in English.
Advisor & Scout, United States
Nick Woodruff spent a vast majority of his career as a footballer in the New England Revolution system , having played for club from the ages of 13-22 years old. He climbed his way through the youth teams and eventually joined the professional side after he spent time at Michigan State University.
In addition to his knowledge on the pitch, Nick started Next Step Soccer which is the #1 soccer specific training company in New England. He works with over 350 youth players including players in MLS academies, & over 100 college and pro players on a weekly basis helping to accelerate their development.
Nick also spent time at SPM Soccer doing a similar job before joining the AMG staff with long time mentors Edward Gonzalez and Ben Rechler.
Advisor & Scout, Colombia
Luis Cardona is an industry professional who joins Agrinzonis Management Group as the agency’s Advisor and Scout in Colombia. Luis is an expert in the Colombian football market, and he supports AMG’s global expansion by identifying talent and strengthening relationships with clubs in Colombia.
Born in San Diego, California to parents originating from Cali, Colombia, Luis began playing professionally at the age of 15-years-old for Brazilian club CFZ DO ZICO. He then headed to Costa Rica where he played for Barrio Mexico and then in Canada for the York Region Shooters. Luis then took his talent to the U.S. and joined the San Jose Earthquake’s U-23 squad. He finished his professional career playing in his hometown of San Diego with Albion SC.
After his career, Luis transitioned to the talent identification and player representation side of football. His excellent network and passion to identify talent in Colombia, combined with his experience as a professional player, allows him to help players and potential clients reach their professional goals.
“I signed with AMG because I knew that Juan was someone that was going to help me grow as a professional and that, aside from being a good person, he always looks for good things for his players and provides good opportunities. My contract is running down and I don’t have to worry about looking for a team because they found some very good options for me.“