TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League today introduced Amanda Vandervort as the 1st President of the USL Super League, the expert next division women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023. An modern sporting activities executive with a lot more than 20 years of experience throughout all amounts of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort provides enterprise acumen, leadership competencies and market interactions to the USL Tremendous League and USL’s burgeoning women’s soccer pathway.
“We are delighted to welcome Amanda to the USL government workforce as USL Tremendous League President,” stated USL CEO Alec Papadakis. “Amanda is a person of the most attained soccer executives in the United States. Her experience involves international women’s soccer issues, partnerships, marketing and advertising, league expansion, club approach, grassroots initiatives, and business enterprise growth. Just as importantly, Amanda’s perspective as a previous player and coach aligns with the lifestyle of our organization and that of our other senior executives.”
As USL Super League President, Vandervort will lead all factors of USL’s unique youth-to-qualified women’s soccer pathway, generating 1000’s of alternatives for gamers, admirers, coaches and team in the women’s sport. Vandervort will operate with communities, gamers, clubs, owners and companions to establish the USL Tremendous League into a monetarily sustainable, globally recognized sporting activities entity. Beneath Vandervort’s management, the USL Tremendous League will entertain admirers during the United States and overseas with a level of competition model that includes major domestic and global players.
“It’s these types of an enjoyable privilege to be in this position,” Vandervort reported. “Together we’ll develop a aggressive setting for elite females players, coaches and referees at the qualified stage. We’ll produce opportunities for supporters to encounter the women’s sport in their local communities and present price to those investing in this large-expansion platform. I’m thrilled to be supporting the USL recognize the Tremendous League’s possible and push the women’s activity forward.”
Vandervort joins USL right after serving as Main Women’s Football Officer of FIFPRO, the worldwide player’s affiliation, the place she directed technique, coverage, and stakeholder relations. She was a distinguished spokesperson on worldwide women’s soccer matters and she co-authored the 2020 Increasing Our Sport Report, which put player rights and disorders at the middle of an overview on the growing women’s soccer field.
Prior to becoming a member of FIFPRO, Amanda labored at Important League Soccer as Vice President of CRM and Social Media and then as Vice President of Supporter Engagement. In these roles, Amanda formulated the league’s social media roadmap and drove major advancement in lovers, followers, and purchaser facts records. She led expansion club onboarding and consulted with club leaders on enthusiast development, small business enhancement, and strategic arranging.
During her time at MLS, Vandervort also served as a Women’s Soccer Advancement Advisor for FIFA. In 2016, Vandervort was the fifth female President of United Soccer Coaches, the most significant non-income coaches’ association in the environment, and earned Sporting activities Company Journal Sport Changer recognition.
Originally from Tucson, Ariz., Vandervort played at the College of Wyoming and later on was Head Coach of New York University’s women’s soccer plan for four decades. Her coaching practical experience also incorporates youth and adult teams throughout the United States. Amanda holds a U.S. Soccer “B” Coaching License and a Leading Diploma from United Soccer Coaches.
The USL Tremendous League expects to double the variety of specialist women’s soccer groups in the United States when its inaugural season begins in 2023 and will apply for Division II sanctioning from U.S. Soccer in the coming months. The USL women’s pathway now contains the Tremendous League, the pre-specialist W League, the USL Academy and USL Tremendous Y League. The USL now provides parallel youth-to-expert pathways for women’s and men’s gamers to form just one unparalleled ecosystem.
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