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.
Managing Director, Spain
Gerardo is one of the pillars of the company in Europe and is renowned for his career as a professional footballer, having been one of the most talented players in the Real Madrid youth system during his time there. He was faced with adversity when a tumor in his ankle unfortunately forced him to walk away from the game for a long period of time.
Gerardo overcame this obstacle and returned to the field by relying on his natural sense of bravery, courage, and disciplined mentality. He eventually became a star with the Bolivian football league’s Club Deportivo Jorge Wilstermann, earning league MVP honors twice.
While playing in Spain, he reached 7 separate playoff stages and won league promotions on four separate occasions. Additionally, becoming a European champion with Spain at the U-15 level, and world champion at the U-16 club level with Real Madrid.
He then transitioned into the coaching side of football, earning level 1 and 2 coaching licenses. Gerardo utilizes his experience and knowledge on the pitch to help professional footballers, and aspiring professional footballers, strengthen areas of their game. Essentially developing emerging talents for the current and future generations of football.
With Agrinzonis, Gerardo will handle the day-to-day operations for the organization. Which includes managing current and future clients, maintaining connections with some of Spain’s top clubs, as well as expanding AMG’s presence within the region.
David Sierra Manzanares
Operations Manager, Spain
David is an industry professional known for his football I.Q., his ability to help players develop in all areas of the game and identify top quality talent. This skillset is a product of his extensive experience working with Real Madrid’s youth teams and within the CONCACAF association.
The combination of knowledge he acquired in Europe, Honduran, and Caribbean leagues helps him understand where a player needs to improve for them to reach their fullest potential. David’s ability to do so sets him apart from other professionals within the player development section of the industry.
David’s 14 years of experience in the administrative, technical, and managerial roles at the club level led him to create the D.S. Football Academy in Madrid. Helping a total of over 200 players from 50 plus countries develop various aspects of their game.
David will oversee Agrinzonis Management Group’s daily activities within the Spanish region, with the intent to help AMG reach our intermediate and long-term goals.
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.
Alberto Lozano Lominchar
Player Liaison & Scout, Spain
Alberto spent a vast majority of his career as a footballer with Real Madrid, having played for “Los Blancos” from the ages of 13-22 years old. He climbed his way through the youth teams and eventually joined Real Madrid Castilla under club legend Zinedine Zidane. After his tenure with the Spanish giants, he was a part of Rayo Vallecano, UB Conquense, Club Marino de Luanco, and CDA Navalcarnero in the second and third divisions of Spain.
In addition to his knowledge on the pitch, he earned coaching experience when he joined the technical staff of Spanish second division’s CD Izarra as an assistant coach. He also worked as a sports analyst for players such as Gonzalo Melero, Aleix Febas, Óscar Valentín, among others.
Alberto is a fundamental part of the overall development and career trajectory of our clients, helping them reach their fullest potential.
Carlos Rodriguez Caballero
Player Liaison & Scout, Spain
Carlos, a Madrid native and soccer enthusiast, launched his career in football when he debuted for Spanish third division side Villaverde at 17 years old. However, his keen eye for identifying talent led him to cross over into the scouting side of football.
In 2009, he joined Real Madrid as part of their talent recruitment department for six years, where he spent time scouting players across various international tournaments.
Carlos managed to grow his expertise by achieving a master’s degree in Recruitment/Detection of Professional Talent, and a master’s degree in Sports Nutrition.
In 2016, he joined the agency side where his efforts were geared toward the development and recruitment of professional players and advising them, and their family members, in matters pertaining to the player’s career trajectory.
With Agrinzonis, Carlos will collaborate in the recruitment and talent identification process within the region of Spain. As well as help our clients strategically improve through his knowledge as a sports nutritionist.
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.
Director of Sports Science, Head of Sports Performance
Gordana Covic is a fitness and sports science expert with 23 years of experience as a specialist in athletic and fitness high-performance team sports training across a variety of sports. Working almost exclusively with male athletes and teams, she holds a wide range of sport and training qualifications. Over the course of her long career, she has helped her clients to both individual and team successes at the national and international levels. Gordana was previously both a professional handball player and a professional handball coach.
As director of sports science and head of sports performance at AMG, Gordana supports all of our clients worldwide through the development and implementation of training and physical therapy protocols to use in conjunction with the team training that they receive. She also works directly with many of our clients based in the United States. Additionally, Gordana manages all Agrinzonis operations and relationships in Germany.
She holds a Master of Arts in Sports Science from Heidelberg University and is fluent in German, Croatian and English.
“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.“