Boris Flores, a former public relations and marketing executive for D.C. United, has passed away after battling cancer.

Flores joined the Major League Soccer club in 2000 as he oversaw and managed the team’s multicultural initiatives in the community. That included aspects of communications and media relations, marketing and advertising, community outreach efforts and ticket sales programs.

For the past decade, Flores worked as a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, specializing in the northern part of the states.

Before working in soccer Flores was the sports editor of the Spanish-language newspaper El Tiempo Latino in Washington, D.C. for thrhee years. He also had radio broadcasting experience, having served as a commentator on the Washington Football Team’s [NFL] Spanish-language radio broadcasts during the 1994 and 2001 seasons.

He also served as director of the International Football Club, a non-profit youth soccer club in Northern Virginia.

Flores graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. with a degree in speech communication.