In his third season with Seattle as Senior Director of Communications, Alex Caulfield joined Sounders FC in October of 2014 from fellow MLS side Columbus Crew, where he served in the same role from 2012-2014. In his current position, Caulfield manages the club’s image and overall communications strategy, including team media relations, corporate communications and public affairs. He is the club’s senior public spokesperson and primary contact for national media, in addition to international and national broadcast partners. In 2016, he oversaw the department that won the 2016 MLS PR Department of the Year, the first such honor in club history.
Prior to his time in Columbus, Caulfield was Manager of PR and Communications for FOX Sports Media Group’s soccer properties in Los Angeles, acting as the network’s lead PR contact for the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, CONCACAF Champions League and other international properties, in addition to FOX Soccer's talent and executive staff. Previously Caulfield was Manager of Media Relations for D.C. United in MLS. Serving as the team’s media liaison for local, regional and national press, he was also the club’s primary content contributor for United’s digital platforms during the 2010 and 2011 MLS seasons.
Caulfield began his soccer career in the Pacific Northwest, serving as Director of Public Relations for the Seattle Wolves FC of the USL Premier Development League, guiding the club to the 2009 Media Department of the Year Award. Born in York, England and raised Stateside in Cleveland, Caulfield is a graduate of Kenyon College, a liberal arts institution located in Gambier, Ohio. He resides in Beacon Hill with his wife Kelsey.