D.C. United Hires Sports Lawyer Caleb Shreve as Assistant General Manager

D.C. United Hires Sports Lawyer Caleb Shreve as Assistant General Manager

D.C. United has announced the hiring of Caleb Shreve as its new Assistant General Manager. Shreve joins the Black-and-Red after spending the previous two seasons as Orlando City SC’s Head of Analytics. Prior to this, Shreve spent two years as a Data Analyst for Nashville SC in 2019 where he worked closely with current D.C. United General Manager and Chief Soccer Officer, Ally Mackay.

The Black-and-Red have also hired Clarens Cheridieu, former Loudoun United FC Assistant General Manager, as the club’s Director of Player Personnel.

“I’ve had a close working relationship with Caleb from our time together at Nashville SC,” Ally Mackay, D.C. United General Manager and Chief Soccer Officer, said. “Caleb is meticulous in his research and his work in data analytics for Nashville and Orlando has elevated both of those clubs. As we enter a new era at D.C. United, data and analytics will drive our player recruitment and Caleb’s thorough understanding of the league and scouting networks will enable us to identify the best talent to sign to make an impact on the field. We are thrilled to hire Caleb as we continue to bolster our technical staff ahead of the 2024 MLS season.”

In his role, Shreve will work directly on player recruitment and analysis. Shreve and Cheridieu will report directly to D.C. United General Manager and Chief Soccer Officer, Ally Mackay.

“Firstly, I want to thank Ally [Mackay] and ownership for this massive opportunity in my career,” Caleb Shreve, D.C. United Assistant General Manager, said. “Coming to D.C. United, I am fully aware of the history that defines this club. I am excited about the project at hand and am looking forward to hitting the ground running with Ally as we prepare for next season.”

Shreve joined Orlando City SC in 2022 as their Head of Analytics where he handled player recruitment and tactical analysis by using numbers and mathematical models to help evaluate transfer targets as well as team and player performance. During his time in Orlando, he was vital in the organization’s recruitment process and was part of the staff that helped Orlando City SC recruit players such as Uruguayans Facundo Torres and César Araújo. That season, Orlando City SC won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup defeating Sacramento Republic 3-0 in the final and reached the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs. This past 2023 season, Shreve’s recruitment and analysis helped Orlando City SC finish second in the MLS Supporters’ Shield race and reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Prior to joining Orlando City SC, Shreve was a Data Analyst at Nashville SC for two seasons where he focused on match analysis and recruitment. He worked directly with the Chief Scout to help identify recruitment targets, as well as helped the coaching staff in team development and structure decisions. Here he worked closely with current D.C. United General Manager and Chief of Soccer, Ally Mackay, on player analysis. Shreve was also instrumental in building the analytics infrastructure to support Nashville SC’s academy. During his time with Nashville SC, they reached the Conference Semifinals in both the 2020 and 2021 season and was crucial in bringing in players such as Hany Mukhtar, Walker Zimmerman, Dax McCarty, and C.J. Sapong.

Shreve Began Career as Criminal Defense Lawyer

The 32-year old started his career as a criminal defense attorney at Shreve Law Group from 2014-2017. In 2018, he was a Course Assistant for Soccer Analytics and Basketball Analytics at Columbia University in New York for a year before joining Nashville SC as a Data Analyst in 2019. Shreve then became the Head of Analytics of Orlando City SC in 2022.

Shreve earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a focus in Sport Management from Robert Morris University in 2012. He then attended the University of Richmond School of Law from 2012 to 2015, where he received his Doctor of Law (JD) degree. In 2017, Shreve continued his education and pursued a Master’s degree in Sports and Fitness Administration/Management from Columbia University. Shreve also obtained a second Master’s degree in Global Sports Law from ISDE.