Pete Fusz—Club President
Pete Fusz, the son of Lou Fusz Jr., began his career with the Lou Fusz Soccer Club in 1992 when he joined the clubs first team. With Don Popovic as his coach and mentor, Pete was an all-state performer at Chaminade, participated in both the Olympic Development Program and the Adidas Elite Soccer Program. Continuing his soccer career, Pete played in college for the Georgetown Hoyas. Upon graduating, Pete returned to the Lou Fusz Automotive Network to help his father with the business as General Manager of its’ Mazda Location, the President of the Lou Fusz Soccer Club, and Vice President of Lou Fusz Automotive Network guiding the organization very quickly to be the leader of Pre-Owned Sales in the State of Missouri and top 50 in the country. In Early 2014, the leadership of the automotive network transitioned to Pete and his 3 brothers Patrick (New Cars), Lou III (fixed operations), and Randy as our beloved President and CEO. We have learned the power of a positive attitude and the extreme value of teamwork when done correctly and it’s our mission to teach our young athletes the same. Pete has an incredible passion for helping the children of St. Louis get the best experience possible by learning soccer skills, and more importantly life skills that will help them succeed after soccer.
Dan Gargan—General Manager of Lou Fusz Athletic
Dan Gargan has seen lots of success in his soccer career. Starting out playing for his high school, Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, his team had back-to-back wins in the Interacademic League Championship. Gargan held the titles of all state, team, and league MVP for these games. Attending Georgetown University, he continued playing soccer as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas. As part of this team, Gargan’s honors include team MVP and captain for his last two years on the team. Graduating from college, he was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in 2005 and was awarded the “Rapids Most Improved Player” title. More of his professional career involves his time playing for the Puerto Rico Islanders, Toronto FC, Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes, and LA Galaxy. Gargan has played all positions in both the midfield and backfield lines throughout his professional career. As a professional player, the club has an opportunity for incredible leadership and guidance for both new coaches and players. “Coupling the visions of the Fusz family, with feedback from parents, players, and coaches; we will step forward together into the next stages of our club.”