Former D.C. United executive Boris Flores dies of cancer

Boris Flores, who worked at D.C. United for many years as a marketing and public relations executive and in charge of the MLS club's multicultural community initiatives, has died after a battle with cancer.

Flores, who held a degree in speech communication from George Mason University, joined D.C. United in April 2000 as its press officer. He had worked as the sports editor at El Tiempo Latino, a weekly Spanish-language newspaper in Washington, D.C., and as the color analyst for the Washington Redskins' Spanish-language radio broadcasts.

In 2002, he was promoted to manager of Hispanic relations, a newly created position within D.C. United's front-office staff. That involved overseeing initiatives in the Hispanic community, including communications and media relations but also marketing and ticket sales programs and outreach efforts.

After leaving D.C. United, Flores launched a full-time career as a real estate agent in the Northern Virginia market. He remained involved in the soccer community, serving as director of International Football Club, a non-profit youth soccer club based in Northern Virginia. He has worked with the Liga Internacional de Woodbridge, which entered five teams in qualifying for the 2020 Open Cup, including Virginia United, which reached the 2019 Open Cup.

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