Soccer America, founded in 1971, is the leading soccer communications company in the country, publishing its monthly magazine, named one of the 50 best magazines in the country by the Chicago Tribune in 2003, and innovative e-newsletters covering all aspects of American and international soccer.
As part of the relationship, US Youth Soccer will receive a full-page advertisement in each issue of Soccer America. USYouthSoccer.org, the organization's web site, will highlight Soccer America coverage at all levels, including US Youth Soccer programs. A free, three-month membership offer to US Youth Soccer members will be announced shortly and each US Youth Soccer State Association Technical Director will receive a complimentary subscription to Soccer America.
"Soccer America continues to be the most popular and recognized soccer publication in America and we are excited to be working with them. Our partnership will increase the visibility of US Youth Soccer to Soccer America's audience and further highlight the game to our members," said Jim Cosgrove, US Youth Soccer's executive director.
Soccer America articles featuring youth, collegiate and professional soccer as well as in-depth features will be accessible on USYouthSoccer.org and US Youth Soccer Kwik Kicks and US Youth Soccer Coaches Connection e-newsletters. Soccer America will also receive advertisements, banners and the opportunity for onsite display and sampling at the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop, and access to other US Youth Soccer programs including Youth Soccer Month.
"Soccer America is proud to partner with US Youth Soccer," said Paul Kennedy, editor in chief and general manager. "Its wide-spreading programs and benefits support our mission to serve our core audience, families actively participating in soccer. Like Soccer America, US Youth Soccer serves as a model for its longstanding support for American soccer and the diverse opportunities it offers for American soccer's future role models."