United Soccer League to use Select match balls

Danish manufacturer secures deal beginning next year.

United Soccer League to use Select match balls

United Soccer Leagues LLC has announced Danish equipment manufacturer Select as its new official match ball provider.

The deal, which begins in 2018, covers all of the USL's properties, including the United Soccer League (USL), which currently serves as North America’s second-tier.

The organisation's new division-three league, which is due to launch in 2019, the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Super Y League are also included in the deal.

Select's Derbystar brand is set to become the new ball supplier to Germany’s Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga from next year, while the company also has an agreement in place with the Danish Superliga.

“This new agreement between the USL and Select will continue to raise the profile of both organisations and create synergies to drive the growth of professional soccer forward in the region,” said USL chief executive Alec Papadakis.

“We are thrilled to work with a partner that wants to build and grow with the USL, and believes in our vision for the future of soccer in this country.”