INARIA

INARIA
Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

December 10, 2014 11:00 ET

Minnesota United FC Selects INARIA for Custom Uniforms, Apparel

Two-Year Exclusive Deal with Professional Club to Start in 2015

BLAINE, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2014) - INARIA, a designer and manufacturer of soccer equipment and a full-line of team sports apparel, and Minnesota United FC announced today an exclusive two-year apparel partnership. Starting with the 2015 season, INARIA will be the professional club's exclusive provider of fully-customized uniforms, training equipment and team apparel for players, coaches and staff.

"Minnesota United FC is delighted to be able to announce this great partnership with INARIA beginning with the 2015 North American Soccer League season," said Minnesota United President Nick Rogers. "INARIA is an exciting, up-and-coming brand and we couldn't be happier to be their first professional club. The people behind INARIA are extremely creative and passionate about what they do and I know that this partnership will help our club succeed on and off the field."

Playing out of the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., Minnesota United play in the 11-team North American Soccer League (NASL). With an average attendance of approximately 6,300 fans per game during 2014, the club finished the combined regular season in first place.

"We're honored to partner with such a premier club as we continue to build our brand across North America," said Saverio Michielli, general manager for INARIA. "Marking our first step into the professional ranks, we're excited to showcase our premium apparel and uniforms, and we're proud to have earned the trust of the players and coaches on this elite stage where comfort, performance and top-quality matter that much more."

United reached the NASL semi-finals last season and has a talented young nucleus of players, including U.S. Men's National Team call up and NASL Most Valuable Player Miguel Ibarra, as well as NASL Young Player of the Year Christian Ramirez, who led the league with 20 goals.

"I am extremely excited to be partnering with a company like INARIA that knows how to make a great product for our players and coaching staff," said Minnesota United Head Coach Manny Lagos. "Understanding INARIA's approach, attention to detail and stylistic vision, I know this is going to be a great relationship."

About Inaria

INARIA designs and manufactures a full-line of team sports and active apparel, including pro-style jerseys, practice jerseys, socks, warm-up suits and training apparel. The company offers full finishing, embellishment and unique customization services at its Canadian headquarters. By providing superior quality, value and quick turnaround time, the company's goal is to continue to develop strong relationships with its customers and loyal sports enthusiasts. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of INARIA, is a publically-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. For more information on INARIA, visit the company's website at www.INARIAUSA.com.

About Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC plays in the 11-team North American Soccer League (NASL), which also includes the Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, San Antonio Scorpions, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Ottawa Fury FC, Indy Eleven, Jacksonville Armada and the New York Cosmos. Find out more about Minnesota United at MNUnitedFC.com, Facebook.com/MNUnitedFC, and on Twitter @MNUnitedFC.

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