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US Soccer Foundation names Telemundo as Spanish-language media partner

March 24, 2022

The US Soccer Foundation has named NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises as the organisation’s first official and exclusive Spanish-language media partner. Through this partnership, Telemundo joins the Foundation in its efforts to advance soccer as a means for helping children in underserved communities reach their full potential, including supporting the Foundation’s signature Soccer for Success youth programme, which provides free or low-cost soccer programmes during and after school at more than 250 sites nationally.

In anticipation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Telemundo, the exclusive US Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cup, will also team up with the Foundation to jointly host a series of Soccer for Success jamboree celebrations in cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Houston, Chicago, Boston and Orlando.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the World Cup—the best soccer in the world—than by joining forces with the US Soccer Foundation,” said Christina Kolbjornsen, SVP, Corporate & External Affairs, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “We are humbled by their long-standing efforts to improve children’s lives through soccer and ensure access to the game for every child who wants to play. Soccer is about joy and fun, bringing families together, and empowering children to show what can be possible. We’re looking forward to helping the Foundation do even more for Hispanic communities and enjoying the game together all year long.”

“We are delighted to welcome Telemundo as our official Spanish-language media partner,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the US Soccer Foundation. “Far too many children don’t have access to safe places to play or affordable soccer programmes that can help them develop critical life skills and healthy habits. This partnership with Telemundo will help us continue to expand our programs nationwide and bring more supporters to our cause.”

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