By Mike Wyman The 11
Meet the men behind the scenes for the Montreal Impact — why Braz and Pozzi’s roles are vital
Just as most of what comprises an iceberg is hidden under the surface of the water, much of the essential work in the operation of a soccer team takes place well away from the glare of the media. While the players, coaches and owners are the public faces of an organization, getting the acclaim and catching the blame for team performances, much of what they are cheered or jeered for is the result of the efforts of team support staff.
Adam Braz and Daniel Pozzi are charged with the smooth functioning of many of the off-pitch activities for the Montreal Impact, an area of jurisdiction that touches on virtually all other areas of team operations. Braz holds the title of team manager; Pozzi’s designation is that of Team Administrator.
Braz retired as a player following the 2010 season, ending a pro career that saw him play seven seasons in Impact colours (2001, 2004-06, 2008-10) and play at the MLS level with TFC in its inaugural campaign in 2007. Pozzi, who didn’t play professionally, spent the past two years working in the Impact’s sales department before jumping on the opportunity to work in conjunction with Braz.