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TDS, NPSL forge a media partnership

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: January 9, 2018

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce a media partnership with TopDrawerSoccer.

"TopDrawerSoccer's best in class coverage will help to amplify the thousands of significant player developmental opportunities the National Premier Soccer League provides throughout the country," NPSL Managing Director Jef Thiffault commented. "TopDrawerSoccer has become the go-to provider of college, club, and high school soccer content, and the NPSL is thrilled to join with them in our mission to grow the game in the U.S."

The strategic partnership includes the addition of two major awards: the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week and the TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Year.  The TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week will recognize the top 11 college-based players from each week during the NPSL regular season, while the TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Year honors the top college-based player from the entire NPSL season. Other aspects of the partnership include preview content, inclusion of TopDrawerSoccer on NPSL.com, and the promotion of TopDrawerSoccer content on NPSL social media.

TopDrawerSoccer.com was created with the mission to provide authoritative, responsible coverage of college and high school aged soccer; promoting the game and the players who play it. Since 2003, the pre-professional soccer system has undergone a renaissance. New leagues, new rules, and reform efforts have been implemented, and to accompany the positive growth in the system, TopDrawerSoccer.com has become more than just a website, it’s now a destination. The home of the pre-professional game. TopDrawerSoccer.com is now the official provider of college and club scores for over 100,000 players and 5,000 teams, ranks over 3,000 players, hosts nationwide TDS Unsigned Showcases, and produces the yearly College Soccer Recruiting Guide.

"Our mission at TopDrawerSoccer includes the coverage of college-aged soccer players, thus making a content relationship between TopDrawerSoccer and the NPSL a logical partnership," said Sheldon Shealer, an editor with TopDrawerSoccer.com. "This make sense for both parties, especially as TopDrawerSoccer expands its content offerings and NPSL continues to grow in number of teams. By providing NPSL coverage, TopDrawerSoccer will help spread the knowledge of the league to a wider national audience. In turn, the NPSL will help TopDrawerSoccer expand its brand in the soccer space."

ABOUT THE NPSL

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the largest organized men’s soccer league in the United States with 96 teams competing across the country in 2017. The NPSL is a successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. The NPSL is a member league of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. NPSL’s cooperative and turnkey ownership platform has led to its explosive growth, countless player development opportunities, and commitment to grow the game in the United States. For more information about the NPSL, please visit npsl.com.

 
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