Since the Revolution kicked off in 1996, the Kraft family has been regarded as pre-eminent in New England’s professional soccer community. During the last decade, though, several other area investors have entered the field. Some of them have achieved extraordinary success on the world stage, while others are gaining respect at lower levels.
John Henry’s Liverpool FC reached the UEFA Champions League final after defeating James Pallotta’s AS Roma in the semifinals. Frank McCourt’s Olympique Marseille secured a place in the UEFA Europa League final, falling to Atletico Madrid. Another dozen New Englanders have taken charge of teams in England’s League Championship, France’s Ligue 1, Italy’s Serie A, as well as MLS, NPSL and USL.