Leo Stillitano passes away at age 55
[OBITUARY] Leo Stillitano, the president and general manager of MLS's Miami Fusion for its launch in 1998, passed away at
his home in Weehawken, New Jersey, on Saturday at the age of 55. Stillitano, an All-Ivy player at Columbia, had worked for the 1994 World Cup organizing committee, in MLS and at ChampionsWorld with
his brother Charlie, who is now CEO of Relevent Sports, the promoter of the Guinness International Champions Cup.
Following his work with Major
League Soccer, Stillitano joined ISI/SFX where he was a sports marketing executive focusing on Latin America. He later went on to act as managing director for Clear Channel Latin America.
After ChampionsWorld, where he served as the executive vice president of marketing and helped develop the Champions World Series, he developed hospitality programs for clients at major sporting events
with the company he founded in 2011, RedCarpet360.
Leandro was predeceased by his father, Charlie, and is survived by his son, Alec, his former wife, Joan Alito, his mother, Tina, and brother Charlie.
|Recent Soccer America Daily How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound? July 29, 4:55 a.m. |
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ... TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers July 29, 3:57 a.m.
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ... Donovan: 'I'm not going to be Mexico's next coach' July 29, 3:26 a.m.
Landon Donovan has always had a great sense of humor, and he's lost none of that ... Video Pick: Houston's Miranda stands out with stylish finish July 28, 11:06 p.m.
On a week with 39 goals in nine games, there were lots to choose from for ... Northwest Division teams dominate PDL All-League team July 28, 10:44 p.m.
Sounders FC U23 defender Jonathan Campbell, who was named to attend the U.S. Men's U23 College ... What They're Saying: Osvaldo Alonso July 28, 10:17 p.m.
"This is a gift for me. When I come here, it was never to come back. ... What They're Saying: Mexican federation president Decio de Maria July 28, 10 p.m.
"Our values, our principles, are above any result. In our profession, our industry, the matches are ... ICYMI MLS: Red Bulls add to their family ties July 28, 9:45 p.m.
There will soon be a Wright-Phillips reunion on the field as former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips ... U.S. U-23s bring in 28 players to college ID camp July 28, 8:23 p.m.
U.S. under-23 men's national team head coach Andi Herzog is holding a college identification training camp ... ICYMI | MLS: Dynamo breaks crowd record July 28, 10:10 a.m.
The Houston Dynamo set an attendance record at BBVA Compass Stadium, while Crew SC drew its ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives