Board Of Directors

Val and Chuck Jacob are founders of Met Oval and were also founders of the Long Island Rough Riders who at the time played in the highest professional league in the country. They continue to be successful NY-based lawyers. Chuck is the chairman of the Met Oval board.

David Blitzer is a senior executive at the Blackstone Group and is a sports entrepreneur owning principal stakes in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL's NJ Devils and the EPL's Crystal Palace.

Kim Wyant was the USA's first Women's National Team Goal Keeper and current Head Men's Soccer Coach at NYU.

Chris Welch was a member of the Harvard University soccer team and now runs a wealth management fund. He serves as the Director of Finance at Met Oval.

Alex Maffeo was a youth national team player, and went on to play at Columbia University before starting a career in finance.

Charlie Jacob played at Columbia University and now works as a lawyer in New York.

Jeffrey Saunders was a two time 1st team All-American soccer player before playing overseas. After working in strategic development, innovation, and entertainment with companies like MLB, Nike, and ESPN, he founded a sports consulting and sports data analytics company. He was recently the President of Estoril Praia of the Portuguese 1st division and is currently President of Yverdon Sport of the Swiss Super League. He serves as the Sporting Director at Met Oval.

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