USL Announces Partnership with Capelli Sport
5 Mar, 2018
The United Soccer Leagues, LLC, today announced it has established a wide-ranging partnership with Capelli Sport, with the renowned manufacturer becoming the Official Apparel Supplier of the Premier Development League (PDL) and Super Y League, and the Official Armband Supplier of the USL. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Led by Penn FC principal owner George Altirs, Capelli Sport has a strong history of partnership with clubs throughout the USL, the PDL and the Super Y League, making it one of the top up-and-coming soccer apparel companies in the United States over the past five years. The company’s quality has placed it firmly on the map in soccer circles, with the organization recently adding a number of international, professional soccer partnerships to its portfolio.
“Capelli Sport has very quickly become one of the most recognizable brands within the USL thanks to its outstanding quality and design,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know George Altirs and his team through their ownership of Penn FC, and we are tremendously excited to add Capelli Sport as an official league partner across all of the USL’s properties.”
“We are looking forward to activating the partnership with the United Soccer League, Premier Development League and Super Y League,” said Capelli Sport President George Altirs. “These organizations match the growing interest in the game by providing platforms for quality play and development at every level of competition throughout the United States. Through this partnership, participating athletes will be introduced to Capelli Sport and our proven, innovative sportswear, team wear and gear, which have been designed to meet their needs on the pitch.”
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 Capelli Sport: Capelli Sport is an innovative sportswear and team wear brand focusing on design of the highest quality, latest fabric technology and design functionality for world-class performance on the field. In seven years of operation, Capelli Sport has become the official outfitter for a number of internationally recognized sporting organizations and clubs including, but not limited to, MSV Duisburg of Germany’s 2. Bundesliga, Penn FC of the United Soccer League, Fútbol Consultants Moravia of the Liga De Ascenso in Costa Rica, Montego Bay United FC of Jamaica’s National Premier League, and Inter Allies FC of the Ghana Premier League. Additionally, Capelli Sport outfits Panachaiki FC of the Second Division in Greece, and Deportes Temuco of the Primera División and San Luis De Quillota of the Primera División B in Chile.For more information on Capelli Sport, current partners, and how to join the team today, visit Capelli Sport, follow them on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.