Del Rey City Soccer Club (DRCSC) and TheCup.us have formed a partnership in their common goal to create public awareness and interest the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. As part of the partnership, DRCSC also unveiled their new custom design jerseys, made by Admiral Sports, which brandish the logo of TheCup.us across the front chest.
A stauch supporter and true believer in American soccer, Del Rey City SC owner, Brian Perez, thinks promotion of the US Open Cup might just be the best way to grow interest in soccer across the country. “The US Open Cup brings small, local clubs into a national tournament with top professional teams” he said. “Including local teams, and hence their communities, in this kind of tournament will capture their interest.”
“The immediate effort,” he continued, “is to not only increase awareness of the tournament, but to find an easy way for people to learn about and follow it. TheCup.us is exactly that so Del Rey City wants to help promote it.”
Run by senior editor, Josh Hakala, TheCup.us is an authoritative news media site covering the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in great depth, and the only media outlet to have been doing so since 2003. Hakala is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) and the National Premier Soccer League recently said Hakala “is considered to be the country’s foremost expert on the US Open Cup” in an interview with the Michigan native posted on their website.
What is DRCSC looking to get in promoting TheCup.us? “Exposure for our players. At the moment we have a couple sensational players, 18-year-olds, who need to be seen.”
Appropriately, Del Rey City expects to debut their new jerseys when they face the LA Wolves in an 2016 US Open Cup qualifying match on Saturday, Oct. 24. The two United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) teams will play one another at the Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.
For more information about Del Rey City’s team and the new jersey can be found on their official website.