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USL Partners with Uni-Sport

February 21, 2012 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) News Release

TAMPA, Fla. - United Soccer Leagues has entered into an agreement with California-based Uni-Sport to serve as the official patch and heat transfer supplier for USL and its system of North American elite-level soccer leagues.

As part of the newly-formed partnership, Uni-Sport and USL launched official numbering and lettering for USL teams. Designed with the intention of strengthening the USL brand across all leagues, the numbering and lettering is initially available in white and black. All USL teams and organizations will receive a special discounted rate on USL products from Uni-Sport per the new partnership.

"Partnering with Uni-Sport is yet another elevation in sophistication for USL while providing USL teams and clubs an opportunity to strengthen their brands," USL Director of League Growth & Partnerships Steven Short said. "The high quality of Uni-Sport products is known throughout the world. Providing such renowned products and services to USL clubs, teams, players and fans helps enrich the USL brand throughout North America and the world."

Located in Los Angeles, California, Uni-Sport was established in 2005 by Kris Beasley and Tom Hebert to support equipment managers of Major League Soccer as well as provide official customization solutions for authentic, replica and team sport soccer jerseys at the retail store level for the world's best known leagues of "the beautiful game." From the world's largest sports apparel manufactures to family-run specialty soccer stores, Uni-Sport has expanded its passion to all team sports by providing the finest athletic heat transfer graphics developed through twenty-plus years of textile supply and design.

"Uni-Sport is all about soccer," President Tom Hebert said. "Our new relationship with USL will build on our heritage of producing and supplying the world's finest athletic heat transfers for the top professional clubs and federations worldwide. We are excited to introduce the new official USL league badge, number and letter fonts all serviced through our knowledgeable, dedicated and nimble staff."

In addition to USL, Uni-Sport also supplies products to many of the top teams, leagues, and companies within the soccer industry including FC Barcelona, Chivas Guadalajara, Club America, UMBRO, select Nike federations, Major League Soccer, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Lega Calcio, Germany's Bundesliga and the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol.

The new USL Pro-Weave patch along with USL numbering and lettering are currently available through USLsoccer.com and the Uni-Sport website at www.uni-sport.com .


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