February 10, 2010

CHICAGO--- Sports Vue Interactive and Illinois Youth Soccer have reached an agreement making ChicagoLand Soccer News a marketing and media partner of the organization.

As part of the agreement, Illinois Youth Soccer will have an ongoing presence on ChicagoLandSoccerNews.com through banner ads, links and editorial content. A weekly feature highlighting an Illinois Youth Soccer member club also will be launched on the site.

ChicagoLandSoccerNews.com will provide a news feed for the organization’s web site and have a presence at all Illinois Youth Soccer events throughout the year.
“Partnering with Illinois Youth Soccer further advances our goal of being a relevant part of the soccer community in the Chicago area from top to bottom,” said Sports Vue CEO Charles Cuttone. “This relationship will certainly expand our presence in youth soccer in the market.”

“We are always looking for ways to promote our events and highlight our members,” said Illinois Youth Soccer President Gus Bender. “This partnership will enable us to launch our events and offer more benefits to our clubs.”

ChicagoLand Soccer News already provides the most in-depth coverage of Chicago area soccer, including the Fire, the Red Stars and major college programs in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. National and international coverage includes the World Cup, the Olympics, the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer and Women’s Professional Soccer.

ChicagoLand Soccer News is one of six sites operated by Sports Vue in its Soccer News Network, which also includes Big Apple Soccer, Dallas Soccer News, New England Soccer News, Philly Soccer News and LA Soccer News.

The Illinois Youth Soccer Association is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2010 of being the official representative of US Youth Soccer and charter member of the United States Soccer Federation in Illinois. Illinois Youth Soccer is the administrative body authorized to carry out the Federation's and US Youth Soccer's programs to amateur youth players in Illinois. Programs include: Olympic Development Program (ODP), Illinois State Cup/US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, Illinois Cup, Copa Chicago, Chicago International Invitational, Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament, Inner City Programs, Soccer Expo, Network News, Coaching Education and Referee Education. Affiliates of Illinois Youth Soccer provide more than 80,000 youngsters in Illinois with the opportunity to play soccer, making Illinois Youth Soccer, one of Illinois’ largest youth sport organization. For more information on Illinois Youth Soccer, go to www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org.