COR Sports Management Group (“COR”) is a talent management and consulting firm focused exclusively on soccer.  COR offers a wide range of services to elite-level professional players, including contract negotiation, endorsements, marketing, public and community relations, and career planning.  Additionally, COR works with brands who are looking to reach the soccer consumer.

COR represents players across the globe, including national team members, Major League Soccer players, and professionals competing in top-tier leagues in Europe and Mexico.


COR Leadership has been managing the careers of top American players for more than a decade.  We have an unparalleled knowledge of the marketplace.  COR has built an extensive network of contacts in MLS, Europe, and Mexico to give our clients the best opportunities possible.


At COR, we take pride in building client relationships based on trust and honesty.  We provide our clients with real information so they can make informed decisions about their career.  Long term success always takes precedent over short term gains.


Our clients become part of the COR family and we are their biggest fans and advocates.  As a boutique agency, COR provides personal attention and direct accessibility to each player.  There is no hierarchy.  Our team works together to support every client in reaching their career goals.


European Placement

Successfully negotiated transfers of American players to European club teams, including MLS stars A.J. Soares to AGF in the Danish Superliga, Erik Palmer-Brown to FC Porto and Roger Espinoza to Wigan of the English Premier League.

MLS SuperDraft

COR represented three of the top 12 picks in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, including Saad Abdul-Salaam and Connor Hallisey, winners of the 2015 US Open Cup with Sporting KC.    

2014 World Cup

Two COR players represented their respective countries in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, including Brad Davis of the US National Team.

  • Playing in Europe has always been a dream of mine and Mike made it happen. I don't know if anyone would work as hard for his guys as he does. COR is a company that puts it's players first.

    AJ Soares
    AJ Soares AGF - Danish Superliga
  • So grateful for Mike and COR's guidance throughout my career thus far.  Since turning pro at a young age, Mike has been with me every step of the way, putting me in the best spots to succeed and develop as a player.  Can't thank him enough.

    Luis Gil
    Luis Gil Queretaro F.C./US U-23 & USMNT
  • Just off the phone with @mikegartlan @CORSMG...been taking care of me my entire career, couldn't be more appreciative #family

    Danny Cruz
    Danny Cruz Minnesota United FC - NASL


COR is part of an alliance of boutique, talent management firms across the global sports and entertainment industry.   Collectively, the alliance offers a broad network of services, corporate contacts and a proven track record of business relationships built on trust and integrity.