NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine, United Soccer League Extend 3-Year Partnership
NBC Sports Next SportsEngine has renewed its partnership with United Soccer League (USL). The new agreement extends upon the long-term partnership between the two entities and names SportsEngine as the preferred web and registration platform of USL.
The USL, which oversees the USL Championship, USL League One, USL League Two, USL Academy, USL Super Y League, and the newly announced the USL Super League and USL W League, possesses over a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States. The organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 150 clubs in its membership.
The new partnership expands the reach of the entire digital network across all USL properties, effectively allowing for engaging digital content within and across all leagues and clubs. The new agreement also extends to the USL Youth Academies and enables additional core products and tools from SportsEngine to help support their grassroots programming.
“We’re proud to continue and expand our partnership with SportsEngine,” states United Soccer League Vice President of Technology & Data Strategy, Adam Satz. “It’s imperative that the USL and its clubs deliver a first-class digital experience to our fans. We look forward to strengthening the connection with our fanbase through the enhanced solutions that this partnership will provide.”
This partnership is accompanied with the release of the recently launched Miami FC website presence on the newly designed USL Network through SportsEngine. The Miami Football Club is Miami’s longest-tenured professional soccer club, having played its inaugural season in 2016, and is returning for its third season in the USL Championship this spring.
“We are excited to be able to expand our partnership with USL and build upon the work we have accomplished together so far,” says John Weinerth, Vice President of Sport & Enterprise, NBC Sports Next. “SportsEngine’s comprehensive solutions built to streamline and maximize the USL content and data collection strategies will enable the USL to focus on their players and clubs, and further their commitment to growing the game of soccer.”
More than a million teams, leagues and clubs use SportsEngine software to run their tournaments, leagues, online registration, websites, and mobile apps. Through these applications, sports teams, clubs, leagues, and national governing bodies are able to reduce the time they spend on administration and communication, allowing them to focus more time on developing their athletes and furthering the love of sport.