NASL champions New York Cosmos and Under Armour today announced a multi-year partnership that will see the global sports brand design and develop match kits beginning with the team’s upcoming 2016 season.
As part of the deal, Under Armour will also provide game-changing competition, training, sideline, and travel gear and apparel innovatively created to help athletes perform on and off the field.
“We are very excited about this new alliance with Under Armour,” said New York Cosmos Chief Operating Officer, Erik Stover. “We share many of the same brand values, including ambition and innovation. Under Armour is one of the fastest growing performance brands in the world and we can’t wait to share our new kit with our fans,” he added.
The kits will be unveiled on Wednesday March 16 at the Under Armour Brand House in New York City.
In addition to being outfitted by Under Armour, the New York Cosmos will be scoring goals this spring with a new ball custom-designed by the global sports brand in partnership with the North American Soccer League (NASL) as announced this week.
NASL champions for two of the last three seasons, the New York Cosmos featured former Spanish internationals Raúl and Marcos Senna until the end of the 2015 season.
As an industry leader in sports apparel, footwear and equipment, Under Armour currently outfits world-renowned soccer clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur F.C., São Paulo FC, Colo-Colo and Cruz Azul as well as players like Memphis Depay of Manchester United, Granit Xhaka of Borussia Mönchengladbach, and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners Lauren Holiday and Kelley O’Hara.
In the fall of 2015, the brand launched its first-ever soccer campaign, “Slay Your Next Giant,” which speaks to the dedication it takes to overcome challenges at every level of the game, and to the importance of valuing the journey over the destination.