The United States Women’s National Team’s World Cup championship-winning performance in France earlier this month has sparked renewed interest in the National Women’s Soccer League, the domestic professional soccer league that the team’s stars play in.
To that end, Koons of Silver Spring and Inride, an automotive startup owned by Koons principal Alex Perdikis, have announced they have signed on as a sponsor of the NWSL’s Washington Spirit, with a deal that will run through the remainder of the league’s 2019 season. Koons and Inride will be the game sponsors of the team’s two remaining matches at Audi Field in Washington, along with other involvement at the team’s other home matches at Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this movement,” Perdikis said in a press release announcing Koons and Inride’s partnership with the Spirit. “I hope that other business leaders, not only in the region, but also nationally, take note of the investments being made in the growth of the Washington Spirit and the NWSL.”
Rose Lavelle, who scored a goal in the U.S.’ 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup final, plays for the Spirit, as does Mallory Pugh, who scored a goal for the Americans in their opening win of the Cup against Thailand.