About Us

Meet the MLS Reserves:

It is the mission of The MLS Reserves to provide commentary and thoughts on both Major League Soccer and North American Soccer. This can include but is not limited to the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams as well as the NASL. If there is a topic you'd like to discuss with us or have us look into, feel free to email us at LCL1121@Gmail.com or contact us via Twitter. We are constantly looking to improve and open to all conversations regarding our site and opinions.



Luke Lohr: Founder, editor and senior writer of The MLS Reserves. Approaching the game with sound reasoning and passion, I created this site and podcast to take steps towards the media profession. Along with commentary of my own, I endeavor to reach out to other athletes and journalists in the hopes of seeing the game grow in North America. My goal is to one day work directly in the professional soccer community. I write the MLS On Loan column for MLSSoccer.com and am currently based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, I have the unique opportunity of observing the NASL Railhawks firsthand. Carolina consistently feeds players and coaches to MLS and overseas. I am also the host of "Off the Bench" the Official Podcast of MLSReserves.com.


You can follow Luke on Twitter @MLSReserves
Off The Bench Voicemail: 919-229-9974


Pedro Gomes: As the son of Portuguese immigrants I grew up with soccer in the household. However, I did not fall in love with the sport until the summer of 8th grade. My first year of playing competitive high school soccer also marked the first year of Major League Soccer. I was hooked. I took 8 years off following MLS after high school while I attended college and served in the Active Duty Army. Since 2009 I have devoted my full attention to everything MLS and USMNT. I am currently based out of Watertown, New York. As the MLS Super Sub, I bring an explosive energy off the bench, a change of pace and add depth to the MLS Reserves bench. Stay tuned for topics offering an interesting perspective to Major League Soccer and the United State's Men's National Team as well as the growth of soccer in North America.


You can follow Pedro on Twitter @MLSSuperSub

Leanne Elston: I didn’t truly fall in love with soccer until high school, when I accidentally started watching the 2006 World Cup and realized what I’d been missing. A few years later, after mostly paying attention to Germany and Bayern Munich, I began to follow MLS and the USMNT, and I haven’t looked back since. Now I am passionate about growing the game and contributing to that growth in my own small way. Currently a student at the University of Georgia earning a degree in Linguistics, I am eager to further entrench myself in the soccer world, gain experience, and as always, continue to learn as much as I can.

You can follow Leanne on Twitter @LeanneEleston *Leanne also manages the @DCUnitedWUFC for Women's United FC