First-year NPSL entry Boston City FC has obtained the services of soccer consultant Craig Tornberg to serve as acting managing director for the club. Tornberg will provide direction, guidance, and strategy to the Boston City administrative and technical staff as well as the BCFC ownership group.
Tornberg started an independent soccer consultancy group after serving 18 years with Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. His career at the Revolution began in 1995 and he quickly became recognized as a leader in the league for revenue generation in ticket sales. Tornberg’s rise within the organization saw him advance to the position of general manager, during which time the organization enjoyed success both on and off the field of play. He has continued his work within the game of soccer, maintaining extensive contracts with organizations both domestically and internationally.
“Craig’s experience in organizing countless matches, both small and large scale will be invaluable to a new organization like ours,” Boston City FC Founder/CEO Renato Valentim commented. “He came highly recommended to us having been involved in so many successful ventures and he comes with experiences that would take us years to obtain on our own. We could not be more pleased he has agreed to join us and help guide us during this critical stage of our growth.”
“I am extremely excited about Boston City FC,” Tornberg added. “Renato and the Boston City FC ownership group have both a long-term vision and a professionalism not often seen in entry level soccer groups. While the ownership has successful businesses of their own, they have both the passion and commitment to see Boston City FC as an important soccer project. Having a coach with the pedigree of ‘Palhinha,’ whose career in Brasil is legendary, adds to the aura of a club interested only in finding the best of talent available both in the office and on the playing field. They have a track record of giving back to the local communities they serve in their own businesses and are very committed that this soccer team does the same within the greater Boston area.”