SportsEngine Announces Long Term Technology Partnership with the United Soccer League
SportsEngine has been selected by the United Soccer League to develop the new USL League Network and becomes the “Official Website, Registration and League Management Software Provider of the USL”.
“We are excited about the new technology being pushed out with our partners at SportsEngine,” said Justin Papadakis, United Soccer League President of Commercial Ventures. “In the end, the SportsEngine platform will provide greater capability for those throughout our organization and also help to better serve our teams, growing fan base and marketing partners.”
Thousands of sports organizations have chosen SportsEngine to run their website, tournaments, leagues, online registration and mobile apps. Through these applications, over 500,000 sports teams, clubs and leagues are able to drastically reduce the time they spend on administration and provide tools that help sports organizations manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders. The USL joins the SportsEngine Enterprise roster of clients which includes other professional league partners, national governing bodies, the PGA, Nike and professional team clients in Major League Soccer, NHL, NBA and MLB.
“We’re extremely pleased that the United Soccer League has entrusted us as its official website, registration and league management software provider” said John Weinerth, Soccer Vice President at SportsEngine. “We are excited to join forces with one of the fastest growing professional soccer leagues in North America and look forward to providing great technology to its teams and fans for many years to come.”
SportsEngine is currently in the process of launching the new United Soccer League Website and USL League Network in advance of the 2016 United Soccer League season kickoff which will feature a fully mobile responsive experience, video match center and more in-depth player profiles.
“We’re excited about this partnership with SportsEngine for many reasons.” added Papadakis “Not only do they provide a robust platform with cutting-edge technology for our league, teams and fans, but they’re also committed to assisting us in generating new revenue to support initiatives throughout our organization.”
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine is the leading provider of sport life management web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports. Powering more than 500,000 sports teams, leagues, clubs, and associations, SportsEngine features a complete suite of easy-to-use tools that help sports organizations manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine is based in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, please visit www.sportsengine.com/solutions/; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/sportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at @sportsengine.
About United Soccer League
The United Soccer League, the longest-standing professional affiliate member of U.S. Soccer, is North America’s largest professional soccer league with 29 teams in 19 states and three provinces. Through aggressive and strategic growth, the USL has more than doubled in size since 2014 and built a stable, national professional soccer league. The 2016 season marks the introduction of six teams – Bethlehem Steel FC, FC Cincinnati, Orlando City B, Rio Grande Valley FC, San Antonio FC and Swope Park Rangers. The USL’s teams are divided into two conferences – Eastern and Western – with each team playing 30 regular season games. In addition to league play, USL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various domestic and international exhibitions. Every game of the 2016 USL season can be seen live, free and in HD on YouTube (www.Youtube.com/USL), with updates from across the league also available via www.USLSoccer.com, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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