Admiral Sports is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with UPSL side Sporting AZ FC.

“We are very excited to be working with Sporting AZ FC,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “The UPSL has been a tremendous partner and it’s wonderful to see so many of their clubs becoming part of the Admiral family.”

The club is owned by Barry Rybicki and the team’s Director of Soccer Operations and Head Coach is Tim Marchisotto. Both have worked together with successful youth teams with the Arizona Hammers and ran the Arizona Sahuaros for three years before starting Sporting AZ FC.

“We wanted to be fully vested with the UPSL and with its partners,” Marchisotto added. “Paul was very enthusiastic and humble for an owner. I like the quality that Admiral was producing.  We are looking to Admiral as a true partner, a company to help us grow and offers the best representation of our identity in a kit.”

Rybicki is the Managing Director of EquiAlt, a successful real estate investment firm and team sponsor. Marchisotto coaches the Benedictine University men's soccer team.

“Our kits have been the talk at all of our games,” Marchisotto concluded. “Our players love them and are proud to wear Admiral. Everyone loves our gold uniform.  It is by far the player and fan favorite.”

Admiral is a legendary brand, having been worn by some of the biggest names in the sporting world.  The England National Team, Manchester United, and the New York Cosmos are just some of the clubs that once donned Admiral. In fact, Admiral has supplied most of the current EPL teams in addition to being the largest brand in the original NASL.  The company, a pioneering brand in the truest sense, was recently the subject of an ITV documentary called Get Shirty

Today Admiral is a major player in the North American and international markets.  The company is one of the largest soccer brands supplying professional teams in the U.S. in addition to supplying some of the top clubs and academies in Canada. 

Clubs choose Admiral because of the value, factory direct pricing, and a custom kit that promotes the club brand.  Admiral also offer our clubs an online store and service that's personal from the owners of the business. Admiral has been innovating in the soccer market since 1914 and will continue to do so in 2017 and beyond.

Admiral has also become very involved in the soccer accessories market, providing innovative products to their customers.  Admiral currently offers a wide range of accessories, including goals, bags, balls, goalkeeper gloves, referee supplies, and training equipment.