As Seattle Sounders FC prepares to celebrate 10 years in Major League Soccer in 2019, the club today announced an exciting move both for the team and professional soccer in Seattle: A new jersey front sponsorship deal with locally-based online retailer Zulily.
A company driven by attentive customer service in the digital age, Zulily is headquartered in Seattle, with corporate offices in Ohio as well as distribution centers in Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and China.
In addition to its new relationship with the Rave Green, Zulily is also partnering with National Women's Soccer League side Seattle Reign FC. The partnership marks Sounders FC's first new kit sponsor since joining MLS in 2009, ushering in a historic new era for the sport in the Puget Sound region, as both men's and women's professional teams unite under one community-focused partner.
Zulily's partnership with Sounders FC includes logo placement on all First Team match jerseys, team travel jackets, rain and stadium jackets, in addition to official team polo shirts. Zulily's brand is also set to feature on Sounders FC Academy jerseys later this season, embracing the club's dedication to its successful developmental programs and showcasing Zulily's own strong belief in the power of youth. All Sounders FC Academy sides - from the younger Discovery Program squads through the U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams at the U-16 and U-18 levels - are set to wear Zulily-endorsed jerseys in their respective competitions.
Beyond supporting Sounders FC, Zulily is also becoming the presenting sponsor for Seattle Reign FC, marking the first time that both of Seattle's professional soccer teams will be united under one jersey partner. Zulily looks to support the entirety of Seattle's vibrant soccer community with a commitment to all its professional athletes, regardless of gender.
"We're proud and excited to welcome Zulily as our new presenting partner. It was clear through our many conversations that they share our most deeply-held values, including a commitment to excellence, innovation, inclusiveness and equality. We are proud to wear their logo on our jersey and are thrilled to be working with the team at Zulily," said Bill Predmore, Owner and President of Seattle Reign FC. "I also want to thank Adrian Hanauer and the entire Sounders organization for their continued support of our club. Our partnership with Zulily would not have happened without Adrian's involvement, which serves as a tangible example of his ongoing commitment to helping our organization succeed."