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.
My heart is broken today.
My friend @B_FLO1 Boris Flores left us today. He was a fighter a father an excepcional person. We were some of the first PR of #MLS & always fought to bring more support to the Spanish Department. Today he lost his fight, his battle against cancer. pic.twitter.com/pvW7t3Jdgr
— Ernesto Motta (@ErnestoMottaNYC) February 1, 2021
For the past decade, Flores worked as a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, specializing in the northern part of the states.
Extremely sad news to hear. Rest In Paradise Boris Flores. A @dcunited hero in my book. May God be with his family pic.twitter.com/A3zmi8sFHY
— Bill Hamid (@BillHamid28) February 1, 2021
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.
Boris Flores was a big part of my life @dcunited in the PR department for years. Wonderful man who had a heart of gold.. Boris lost his fight to cancer but not his legacy. Rest easy my friend.. 💔 #Legend pic.twitter.com/6bIDuUVNbE
— Santino Quaranta (@SantinoQuaranta) February 1, 2021
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.
Truly horrible news. Boris Flores is one of those many people who poured their soul into this thing called MLS.
We'll truly miss this incredible human that was crucial to soccer in the DMV region and the US.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends#AlwaysUnited https://t.co/il0xCTEfPq
— ScreamingEagles (@ScreamingEagles) February 1, 2021