With the 50th Anniversary now in the history books, AYSO wanted to do something special that would kick start our next 50 years in an exciting new way. We have done just that in announcing a groundbreaking jersey partnership with FOX Sports, the U.S. English-language television home for all FIFA World Cup soccer events through 2026.
FOX Sports 1 will be kicking off their World Cup coverage with the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held this summer in Canada. AYSO is the exclusive youth soccer partner of FOX Sports. AYSO jerseys will now have the FOX Sports 1 logo displayed on the right chest, across from the AYSO Traditional logo, which has graced AYSO jerseys for 50 years. This is just one part of a five-year partnership between AYSO and FOX Sports that will help bring more fun, start more friendships and, provide improved soccer programs for AYSO players, volunteers and families throughout the U.S.
For over 50 years, AYSO has provided millions of kids the opportunity to fall in love with soccer, spark life-long friendships, learn important life lessons, stay active and bring families and communities closer together. For 2015, AYSO expects more than 50,000 teams to take to soccer fields across the U.S., making it the world’s biggest soccer club.
“From the FIFA World Cup to the UEFA Champions League to Major League Soccer, FOX Sports is home to the biggest organizations in soccer and through this jersey partnership we are excited about expanding our relationship with another fantastic organization in AYSO," said Chris Hannan, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Communications & Integration, in announcing the new uniform. “FOX Sports champions the same values of quality soccer, family, fitness and fun as AYSO and we’re thrilled to enhance the development of youth soccer in the U.S.”
The partnership will support AYSO in its ongoing efforts to develop great coaching, refereeing and overall quality of soccer learning throughout the country. Whether kids are just looking to learn soccer, have some fun and stay active or reach their dreams of becoming college and professional soccer players, AYSO is developing programs to serve their needs.
Jersey partners are part of the global soccer sphere from the great soccer clubs of Europe, to the UEFA Champions League to Major League Soccer. Now the same way viewers can see sponsored jerseys when they watch the biggest teams in the world play on FOX Sports 1, we are excited about this partnership with FOX Sports bringing an unparalleled level of sports and soccer credibility to AYSO and its nearly 900 community soccer programs nationwide.
We’re excited to work with Fox Sports 1 to help bring the best possible AYSO soccer experience to as many kids as possible. See you on the field!