The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, today announced it has named Wilson Trophy Company, as its Official Awards and Trophy Supplier. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Wilson Trophy will be an official supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League – one of the most prominent Division II professional leagues in the world – USL Division III, the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Super Y League.
With a history dating back more than 50 years, Wilson Trophy Company has become one of the market leaders in high-quality trophies, awards, medals and plaques for organizations across the United States. Based in Sacramento, California, Wilson Trophy is an official licensee of Little League International, U.S. Youth Soccer, more than 20 youth sports organizations and over 120 youth soccer tournaments across the country.
“We are very pleased to enter this partnership with Wilson Trophy Company, which adds another great organization to the USL’s Preferred Supplier Program,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “Wilson’s wide range of designs, including customizable trophies and awards, will provide an array of quality and affordable options for clubs across all levels of soccer within the USL.”
“The USL is a fantastic league that we have been hopeful to join forces with since Sacramento Republic FC entered the league ahead of the 2014 season,” said Wilson Trophy’s Sales Lead Zack Moro. “As we have learned more about the league and its other divisions, we felt we would be able to be a true help from the Super Y League up to the USL. We look forward to this partnership and expanding with the USL as it continues to grow over these next few years.”
Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new franchises at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.
Through its Preferred Supplier Program, the USL will connect suppliers with both new franchise owners and existing USL clubs looking to deliver the best possible experience for fans. Preferred suppliers must meet the USL’s strict quality standards. These are “Best in Class” companies that provide services and products to professional franchises and stadium developers. The USL is currently in discussions with suppliers that support stadium development, as well as the buildout of team front offices and operations.
For more information on the USL Preferred Supplier Program, contact Josh Keller at Josh.Keller@uslsoccer.com.
About USL: The USL is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 75 million people to fuel the growth of professional soccer across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship.
The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, the USL’s Match Center and international markets over the 2018 season.
About Wilson Trophy Company: For more than 55 years, Wilson Trophy has been in business providing high-quality trophies, awards, plaques, custom products and much more to our customers. Wilson’s goal is to provide customers with the most extensive inventory of high-quality products while striving to offer the industry’s best customer experience. Wilson Trophy’s showroom is located in Sacramento, California, and features a wide selection of our products to help customers envision their perfect award at their specific budget.