Born and raised in “The Home Of Popeye The Sailorman” Chester, IL., Roth brings over 15 years of pro soccer front office experience to the table, and is in his second stint with the KC Comets. He has served in multiple roles with pro indoor and outdoor teams since 2000, most recently as General Manager of the St. Louis Ambush of the Major Arena Soccer League from 2016-2020.
Prior to his GM position with the Ambush, he was the Assistant GM for the Ambush under former Owner/GM Andrew Haines, who is now the Executive Director of the NISL. It was Haines and Roth that worked hard to revive indoor soccer in St. Louis by bringing back the Ambush in 2013.
Roth started his professional soccer career with the original St. Louis Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League during the 1999-2000 season, first as a full-time Intern, which led to a Sales/Marketing Executive position with the club.
After the Ambush ceased operations in June 2000, Roth went into his original field of Parks and Recreation and was the Director of Leagues/Fitness for the City of Perryville, MO and their $10 million Perry Park Center, a local community recreation center.
While working full-time in Perryville, MO, Roth also did “outside sales” for the St. Louis Steamers of the Major Indoor Soccer League from 2004-2006, when the team was owned by Michael Hetelson and played at the Enterprise Center (then the Savvis Center).
Roth then received a call from the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting KC) of Major League Soccer in the summer of 2007, and he would join the club in their Sales Department as a Youth Soccer Sales Executive.
While working for the Wizards, he met local KC businessman and soccer guru, Brian Budzinski, who owned and operated the KC Soccerdome, an indoor soccer facility for many years that has been the official training facility of the original and current Kansas City Comets, the Kansas City Attack, and the KC Brigade/Command Arena Football teams.
Budzinski brought back the Comets and “Hot Winter Nights” in 2010 and lured Roth away from the Wizards to join his Comets Staff as Ticket Sales Manager, where he worked for three seasons (2010-2013). Roth and the KC Comets Staff also operated the FC Kansas City team, who competed in the National Women's Soccer League from 2013-2017. FCKC had the honor of playing the very game in NWSL history on April 13, 2013 when they hosted Alex Morgan and the Portland Thorns, which drew a sellout crowd of 6,784 to Shawnee Mission District Stadium.
In his free time, you’ll find Brian at the KC Soccerdome or All American Indoor Sports, playing indoor soccer. He also is a die-hard supporter of his alma mater Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in Cape Girardeau, MO and is a very passionate member of the Redhawks (Booster) Club!!