Report: RSL ink multi-million dollar shirt sponsor deal

Report: RSL ink multi-million dollar shirt sponsor deal

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Report: RSL ink multi-million dollar shirt sponsor deal

Javier Morales

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By DAN KARELL

Real Salt Lake jersey’s could have a new look next season.

According to a report in Sports Business Daily, RSL has signed a new shirt sponsorship deal with LifeVantage worth in $30 million over ten years, tripling the amount of money that RSL will make compared with their current shirt sponsor, XanGo.

LifeVantage, a nutrition and pharmaceutical corporation, will see their name across the front of the RSL jerseys starting next season and will reportedly take advantage of a new design in the jerseys from Adidas. According to the report, the deal was wrapped up in 34 days.

What started with a meeting on September 13 between LifeVantage and RSL President Bill Manning finished with finalizing a contract on September 27 and seeing the contract approved on October 5. Sports Business Daily reports that the contract was signed between the two parties on October 16.

16 of the 19 Major League Soccer teams have shirt sponsors, with only the Houston Dynamo, Colorado Rapids, and San Jose Earthquakes without a jersey deal. In addition, LifeVantage joins Herbalife as a similar nutrition pharmaceutical that has a deal with MLS.

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