The American Soccer League, signs a 5-year deal worth 6.4 million dollars.
The deal will sponsor 32 ASL Franchises within the United States, waiving the initial franchise fee.
The American Soccer League is excited to announce that it has agreed terms with Sockatyes and several major sponsors to create what is known as a Vertically Integrated Sponsorship deal. This collaboration between the ASL, Sockatyes and other sponsors will change the game in the United States for years to come.
These organizations believe strongly in the vision of the ASL; developing American professional soccer players and moving them onto the next level. The ASL is the only organization in the country that only allows up to 3 foreign players on the field making sure that 8 American players are always on the field.
This sponsorship will not only allow the American Soccer League to grow exponentially, but allow for more opportunities to develop American players across the US. ASL Franchises will be awarded to groups that apply and meet specific criteria, set by the league. Specific regions of the country will be targeted to align with the ASL’s Expansion Plan. The first target markets will focus on the East Coast. In addition to the Northeast Division, the ASL will add a Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Sunshine Division in the next 12 months.
Successful Applicants will be awarded an ASL Franchise that will include an annual gift of $25,000 worth of DryWorld kits and gear. Other league wide sponsorships will benefit the new and existing professional teams.
The American Soccer League (ASL) is League currently spanning from New Hampshire to Maryland. Their unique structure shines the focus on young American Players that are often overlooked.
Matt Driver, CEO of the ASL, who spearheaded this deal with these organizations states. “This has been in the process for quite some time and to get this kind of belief and support from both these groups is the game changer that I have been mentioning these past several weeks. Hopefully we can attract quality soccer groups who have the same vision as the ASL.”
Russel Pointin, President of Sockatyes ’stated, “We are proud to support the philosophy of the American Soccer League’s expansion plans. Emphasizing player development and continuing to create professional opportunities for the American soccer players is needed to push them on to the next level.’’
Sockatyes is the first sponsor announced by the American Soccer League. You can learn more about them at https://Sockatyes.com. You can learn more about the American Soccer League at ASLsoccer.org.