Laredo, TexasLaredo Heat Soccer Club have chosen Admiral® to be the club’s official sportswear and technical kit supplier from 2013.  The Heat play in the Mid-South Division of the United Soccer League’s PDL. The PDL is the top level of men’s amateur soccer in the US with over 70 teams in nine regional divisions it is the 4th tier of US soccer.  The Heat were the division’s Champions last season just ahead of Austin Aztex another Admiral team.

Admiral, the world’s oldest British football brand, supplied kits in the 1970s and 1980s for the English national team and Manchester United. The brand has a long history in the United States as well, having supplied kits for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps in the original North American Soccer League (NASL). Today the brand is also worn by the 2012 NASL Champions Tampa Bay Rowdies and last years 2011 NASL Champions the Minnesota Stars as well as Caribbean Champions the Puerto Rico Islanders.  Admiral supplies many USL teams including both the 2012 and 2011 PDL Champions plus many youth teams and associations throughout the USA.

“We’re delighted to be one of the top three suppliers to USL teams.  Teams are choosing us because we’re offering better product, pricing and service.“ says Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Soccer. “We’re designing and making a "made to order" customized soccer kit for the Heat in our own factory.  We want to make it easier for the team to focus on developing their players and playing the game and not worry about managing their team kit.” says Hamburger. 

The Laredo Heat General Manager JJ Vela said, “Admiral came highly recommended. We chose Admiral because they were able to deliver our custom team kit at a great price and improve on the quality of the product we played in last season.  We’ll be working with Admiral to supply our senior and junior teams and to develop their brand in Laredo and throughout Texas."

Laredo Heat will unveil their new Admiral kits to fans and media in April.


About Admiral; Admiral, founded in 1914, first began manufacturing sportswear in 1966, when England won the World Cup. The company was a pioneer of the replica kit market, creating home and away kits for England, Leeds United, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and many other teams.  They expanded overseas to the US supplying New York Cosmos, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Vancouver Whitecaps and others in, Canada and Latin America.  Admiral designs, manufactures, markets and distributes team wear, leisure apparel and accessories. For more information, visit

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