Sports Authority Signs On as a Sponsor for Soccer 5 USA's 5v5 Tournament in Miami

Top Quote Soccer 5 USA expects new take will increase the Soccer's popularity in the US End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) July 02, 2010 - Sports Authority, one of the nation's largest full-line sporting goods retailers, has signed on as a sponsor of Soccer 5 USA's "5v5 World Cup" set to take place on the weekend of July 9-11th, 2010 at the Kendall Soccer Park. Team registration is still open; all South Florida Soccer enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up. Visit

    As a major supporter of community sporting endeavors and an overall active lifestyle, Sports Authority (SA) has donated essential equipment needed to organize the 5v5 Soccer tournament. SA has also extended, to all Soccer 5 USA members, a coupon promotion for a discount off the total price of purchase for equipment. It's a great opportunity for our teams to equip themselves with new cleats or practice ball; the promotion is valid until January 2011.

    "We are very excited to be the official sporting goods retailer of Soccer 5 USA," said Mark Kirby, Regional Senior Vice President for Sports Authority. "This partnership has long-lasting potential because we share the passion for our nation's youth being active in sports, promoting the development of a healthy lifestyle, and the growth of soccer in the U.S. We look forward to providing great value to all Soccer 5 USA members for years to come."

    Earlier this year, Soccer 5 USA entered in an agreement with Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department to design, build, and operate 5v5 Soccer facilities at the Kendall Soccer Park. Soccer 5's ultimate goal is to encourage the nascent interest in Soccer in the US, which has been bolstered by the admirable performance of the US team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Their premise is simple and has been reiterated in numerous articles that try to understand the lack of interest for the sport in the US; Americans find the game long and feel that there are too few points scored per match. Soccer 5's 5v5 matches seek to resolve both issues by making the field proportionately smaller, resulting in a shorter, more dynamic game with a higher score average.

    Soccer 5 USA hopes to expand its operations to the rest of South Florida and ultimately the rest of the US.

    About Sports Authority

    Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the nation's largest full-line sporting goods retailers, offering a comprehensive and high-quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices.
    Sports Authority is staffed with experts in all areas of sports and fitness related topics, and strives to be the ultimate "authority," both on and off the field. Whether in the game or cheering from the sidelines, Sports Authority is the leading destination for consumers to fulfill their own sports equipment needs, as well as find their favorite team's apparel.
    Sports Authority operates 462 stores in 45 states, and employs more than 15,000 associates nationwide. It also operates stores in Japan under a partnership with AEON Co., Ltd. The company's e-commerce website is located at

    About Soccer 5 USA

    The evolution of 5v5 soccer in the USA, a game for all ages and skill levels for all who play soccer, talk soccer, shop soccer. Our Mission is to see 5 v 5 soccer being played in every city by World Cup 2014, and doing all it can to support 'the game is in the US' World Cup 2018 bid.

    For further information on Soccer 5 USA or scheduling, contact Scott Georgeson, President, US Soccer 5 LLC, Suite 640, 4855 Technology Way, FL 33431 Tel: 561 241 1433. For further information on Kendall Soccer Park contact George Parrado, Central Region Manager, Miami Dade Parks and Recreation, 10910 SW 24 St, Miami, Fl 33165 Tel: 786 315 5252.

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