The Football Club USA (FCUSA) is delighted to unveil Yokohama Tire as its first official jersey partner.
Officially completed on March 1, the partnership with Yokohama Tire Corporation is for an initial term of two years and begins at the start of the 2018-19 season. It will see the Yokohama brand appearing on all official game jerseys for up to 2,500 FCUSA youth soccer players in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. PUMA & Soccer.com will remain in place as the clubs’ existing apparel and service providers.
“We are excited to welcome Yokohama to the rapidly growing FCUSA family,” FCUSA Executive Director Craig McGinn said. “This partnership represents the progressive structure of our club both on and off the field. We look forward to working together on many community orientated projects while continuing our soccer mission to establish an environment for youth soccer players to thrive.”
Owned by Steel Sports Inc., FCUSA is one of the nation’s fastest growing youth soccer clubs, with programs currently in six states. Steel Sports is committed to improving the youth sports experience and enriching children’s lives by emphasizing a positive and fun environment while instilling core values of safety teamwork, respect, integrity and discipline.
“FCUSA is a top-notch organization that we’re honored to work with and support,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama’s director of marketing. “They use soccer as a learning tool to teach thousands of kids in several states the importance of teamwork and other essential values, as well as keeping them active by developing fundamental soccer skills.” Watch the official FCUSA Yokohama Tire Jersey release here.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications.