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USL announces latest official supplier partnership

The United Soccer Leagues has named Act Global as its official synthetic turf supplier. Financial terms of the three-year agreement were not disclosed. As a result of the deal, Act Global will be an official supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League.

“We are proud to partner with such an experienced and respected company like Act Global,” said USL president Jake Edwards. “USL clubs are committed to meeting and exceeding all league and federation standards for their stadiums and training complexes. Act Global meets the demands required at all levels by producing and installing the highest quality synthetic surfaces. As a FIFA Preferred Producer, we know Act Global is providing our clubs with the highest standards in terms of quality, performance, and safety.”

“Act Global is excited and honored to be selected by United Soccer Leagues as its Official Synthetic Turf,” added Act Global co-owner John Baize. “We are highly impressed with the USL organization and its focus on the players’ well-being while supporting all of its affiliated clubs through negotiated supplier programs such as this.

“We share the USL’s passion for player safety and performance at all levels of play and are committed to offering this quality to hundreds of teams throughout the USL, DIII, Premier Development League and the Super Y League. United Soccer Leagues is experiencing fantastic growth, and we are excited to be part of its future.”

Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new professional clubs at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.

October 11, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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