“Our technical staff, as well as our fans, had the opportunity to weigh in on our kit supplier and they unanimously chose the Admiral kit,” said Club President Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo. “Admiral has collaborated with us to design a kit and retail merchandise that our fans and players will want to wear. The quality of the kit will be evident to the coaches, players and supporters, when we take to the field.”
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 a British TV 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 many top clubs and academies in Canada.
Corpus Christi FC is the sixth Texas-based team set to compete in the league, joining; AHFC Royals, Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C., FC Cleburne, Houston FC and Texas United in the PDL. Nearly 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have PDL experience.
The Corpus Christi-area has a rich soccer history, with more than 70 youth teams and a local amateur men’s league comprising more than 70 clubs as well.
“We’re delighted to be working with the Corpus Christi as they join the USL PDL," said Paul Hamburger, CEO of Admiral Sports. “Texas is one of the strongest soccer markets in the USA, and with its passionate fan base, the team will play an important role in supporting and contributing to the growth of soccer in the area.”