Women's Professional Soccer is set to announce Monday a three-year, $10-million deal with German company Puma to be its official equipment supplier, writes Matthew Futterman.
"Women's soccer is on a tremendous growth pattern in the U.S.," said Jochen Zeitz
, Puma's chief executive. "This is a huge opportunity for us." Its
decision to join forces with WPS "is part of an effort to target its marketing to young women," writes Futterman. The company already has a footwear deal with Brazilian star Marta.
WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci
said the league and Puma share a vision of building business around women's health and fitness. "We're all about women, girls
and moms who are interested in active, healthy lifestyles," said Antonucci. "Puma wowed us" with a campaign to promote WPS and Puma at the grass-roots and retail level in every market.
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