The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) today announced a national sponsorship deal with Admiral®, the world’s oldest soccer brand, to be the indoor league’s official sportswear and technical kit supplier.
The Tacoma Stars are Washington’s club in the PASL. The club made news in recent seasons for wearing retro uniforms that honor the 1980′s MISL Stars.
Admiral has outfitted England, Scotland, Manchester United & Tottenham Hotspur amongst others. The brand has a long history in the United States, having supplied kits for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps. Today the brand is worn by NASL Champions Minnesota Stars and Caribbean Champions Puerto Rico Islanders also of the NASL, as well as USL PDL Champions Kitsap Pumas. Admiral has a strong presence in the NASL, USL Pro, USL PDL, MISL, NPSL, WPSL leagues US Youth Soccer and now with this partnership indoor soccer throughout the USA.
While various arena soccer teams have sported the Admiral brand over the years, the deal represents the first of its kind indoors on a league level.
“We’re delighted the PASL chose Admiral.” says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “This is our first national league partnership since we brought the Admiral brand back into the US market last year. We’ve had a tremendous response to our ‘made to order’ customized team-wear range. All teams in the league will benefit from this partnership. We’re also offering an online store so PASL members can buy Admiral product at exclusive member discounts.”
The PASL’s Commissioner, Kevin Milliken said, “Admiral put together a package that is really good for our members. They’re really responsive and offer quality product that I’m sure will save our members time and money.”
About Professional Arena Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League
The PASL is a professional league which began play on October 25, 2008. The league, entering its fifth season, consists of US teams, the CMISL (Canada), and the LMFR (Mexico). The Dallas Sidekicks, Harrisburg Heat, Las Vegas Legends, and Tucson Extreme have been added for the 2012-13 season. The PASL-Premier is now in its 15th season as the nation’s top amateur arena soccer league. The PASL and PASL-Premier are members of Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).