US Club Soccer partners with Eurosport/SOCCER.COM for on-site retail and online store programs
CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 27, 2011) – US Club Soccer is pleased to announce a partnership with Sports Endeavors, Inc., better known as Eurosport/SOCCER.COM, comprising on-site retail and online store programs.
As a result of the partnership, Eurosport will manage an on-site retail program at US Club Soccer events, including National Cup Regionals and the Finals, as well as selected other events. Participants and spectators will benefit from a variety of apparel and equipment offerings, including US Club Soccer, Nike and event logoed apparel.
Additionally, the US Club Soccer Online Store (usclubsoccerstore.com) is expected to launch in the coming months. An expanded inventory from Eurosport of equipment, gear and other items will be made available to purchase.
Further benefits to members will be communicated through US Club Soccer’s distribution channels.
“We expect this to be the start of a long and successful relationship between US Club Soccer and Eurosport,” said US Club Soccer Executive Director Bill Sage. “Eurosport is one of the largest and most successful soccer retailers in the country and we believe that there are a number of things that we can do together that are beneficial for our members.”
“When Nike approached us about this opportunity we were excited to help them continue to grow their partnership with US Club Soccer,” said Durward Williams, Eurosport’s Director of Strategic Alliances. “We are excited to bring Nike’s full line of product to US Club Soccer members online and at events.”
“We are excited to partner with Eurosport/Soccer.com and look forward to showcasing our most innovative apparel and equipment at US Club Soccer events,” said Ken Clark, Nike Soccer Sports Marketing.
Founded in 1984 and based in Hillsborough, N.C., Eurosport is the leading soccer-specialty retailer in the United States. Since its founding, Eurosport has worked to promote the game of soccer at all levels and to educate players, referees and their families about soccer and its equipment.
About US Club Soccer:
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. A member of the United States Soccer Federation since July 2001, US Club Soccer has grown to include member clubs and leagues in all 50 states. In addition to sanctioning and administering tournaments, leagues and other competitions as well as offering a range of programs for its members, US Club Soccer annually conducts the National Cup. US Club Soccer also directs its own player identification and development program – id2.
Founded in 1984, Sports Endeavors, Inc., better known as Eurosport/SOCCER.COM, is the world's leading authentic grassroots soccer company. SOCCER.COM has more than two million visitors per month, and the Eurosport catalog has the largest distribution of any U.S. soccer publication. Sports Endeavors also operates leading online retail sites for lacrosse and rugby: lacrosse.com and worldrugbyshop.com.
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