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.

Founded in 2011 by industry veteran Mike Gartlan, COR Sports Management Group has become one of the most respected soccer agencies in the United States. From Day 1, COR has emphasized personal attention for every player. Our clients are not just another name on a roster, but a part of the COR family.

Our priority is to be honest and forthright with our clients as we have their best interests at heart.  We seek players who exhibit the character and values COR believes in and then work to help them achieve their full potential.

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 starsErik Palmer-Brown to FC Porto, A.J. Soares to AGF in the Danish Superliga,  and Roger Espinoza to Wigan of the English Premier League.

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.


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.