USL News Release
Friday, March 28, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues is pleased to announce Ruffneck Scarves as the Official Scarf Supplier of USL. The multi-year agreement between the Seattle, Washington-based company and USL provides USL and its teams the opportunity to work with a nationally recognized scarf manufacturer that specializes in custom scarf production targeted at enhancing game day atmosphere, providing fans a way to display their support for a club and providing teams with a formal way to continue the extensions of their brands.
“Our partnership with Ruffneck Scarves will help provide all of our teams with a valuable opportunity to enhance their brand awareness and fan engagement,” USL President Tim Holt said. “Ruffneck Scarves has become an industry leader by producing a quality product and catering to the needs of passionate soccer fans, and USL looks forward to helping grow that passion.”
Founded by Jeff McIntyre and Erin O’Brien in 2007, Ruffneck’s story began by working with supporters groups and focusing on the soccer fanatic lifestyle. Since the company’s inception, Ruffneck has remained focused on its mission to be recognized as the best soccer scarf company in the world and continues to display the passion fans have for the beautiful game while offering outstanding customer service.
In addition to Ruffneck’s work with Major League Soccer, the company has recently produced custom scarves for world-renowned clubs such as Manchester United, FC Barcelona and Juventus.
"We are excited to work with USL, its member clubs and fans to continue to grow the passion and support for soccer in North America," Ruffneck Scarves President Jeff McIntyre said. “We recognize that USL has been at the forefront of grassroots soccer for many years. Ruffneck is proud to partner with USL leagues that consistently bring a professional standard of soccer to local communities everywhere. Our commitment will include exclusive offers to all USL member clubs and supporters groups."
As the official scarf provider of USL, Ruffneck will continue the development of the soccer fanatic lifestyle throughout North America. From supporters groups to merchandising and fundraising, Ruffneck specializes in soccer at all levels, which fits the USL mold.