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Cincinnati United Ends CUP Relationship with Columbus Crew

CINCINNATI, OHIO (June 2013) -- Cincinnati United Soccer Club, the largest and most successful youth soccer club in Cincinnati, has ended its affiliation with the Columbus Crew.  The affiliation officially ended June 30, 2013.

"We thank the Columbus Crew for their support of our club during the time we were their #1 affiliate," said Cincinnati United Soccer Club Executive Director, Scott Rodgers.  “We feel it is in our best interest to move forward without being an affiliate of the Crew.  We wish them the best of luck and we look forward to continuing our relationship as youth
soccer clubs promoting the game of soccer in Ohio and surrounding areas.”

Cincinnati United Soccer Club has chosen to end the relationship to focus its resources and efforts on other areas that will have a greater impact on our player development process.

CU’s premier program, CUP, were affiliates of the Columbus Crew Youth program since 2009.  All CUP teams will now wear CUP uniforms beginning with the 2013-2014 season and be called CUP Gold, Black, or Silver.

About Cincinnati United Soccer Club
Cincinnati  United Soccer  Club seeks to provide  children  and young adults  of  Butler  County,  Hamilton County,  Warren  County,  and all  other  neighboring communities  throughout the  Greater  Cincinnati  and South Dayton areas, a full range of opportunities to enjoy and develop  in soccer, at a level appropriate for their age, ability and interest. We recognize that different children play the game for different reasons and that  Cincinnati  United  must  therefore  provide  a  variety  of  programs  which  address  the  needs  and interests of all children in the communities we serve.