• July 24, 2019

RICHMOND, VA (July 24, 2019) – The Boys ECNL and PUMA North America announced today that the league will be using the recently-unveiled PUMA La Liga match ball as its official ball for the 2019-20 season.  Shipments of PUMA match balls to all Boys ECNL member clubs for the upcoming season will commence this week.  

Last month, PUMA announced the first official match ball that will be used for all La Liga Santander and La Liga 1, 2, and 3 professional matches as part of a long-term deal signed with La Liga.  

“Signing with PUMA North America marked a significant step forward for the Boys ECNL in developing its own unique identity,” commented Boys ECNL commissioner Jason Kutney.  “Providing the same match balls as used in La Liga is an investment in what is at the heart of every league match we will play – the ball.  We look forward to the biggest and most exciting season of the Boys ECNL yet, and to continuing to see the standard of play and overall impact of the league in American soccer grow.” 

With an 18-panel heat sealed structure, the ball is a perfect sphere that guarantees better stability, a soft touch, and reduced water absorption. The bigger panels allow a better connection with the sphere. One of the new details is located in the 1mm Hi-Solid Dimple PU (San Fang) casing which improves the aerodynamics and also provides high resistance to the graze and wear and tear, which creates better durability and high-performance level.  The structure of this advanced design is similar to that of a golf ball to assure a straight path and better consistency in the shot.  Likewise, the incorporation of an additional POE foam layer improves the touch and increases the sensibility, which results in a firm touch and an improved rebound consistency. This ball is reactive in the shots and has an explosive potential. The air chamber made of rubber with the PAL valve (PUMA AIR LOCK) assures excellent air retention.


About Boys Elite Clubs National League: Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) was founded to provide a top class, club-based development, training, and competition platform for youth male soccer players in the United States. The mission of the Boys ECNL is to improve the landscape for players in the United States through innovative, player-centered programming that raises standards of quality and improves the player experience in all aspects of the game.

The Boys ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by PUMA North America.

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