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Coming to the Backs of Some Arlington Soccer Jerseys: The Amazon Logo

Coming to the Backs of Some Arlington Soccer Jerseys: The Amazon Logo
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Kids in Arlington travel soccer programs will be playing with the Amazon logo on the back of their jerseys this fall thanks to a sponsorship between the retail giant and the Arlington Football Association.

This isn’t the only way Arlington Soccer will benefit from the Amazon partnership, according to its press release: The company will also support programs like the Real Madrid Social-Sport Academy’s After School Program, which provides soccer instruction to eligible children for free. Discounted lunches, and a Girls with Goals program, which encourages girls to try soccer.

Andrew Bashok, a spokesman for Arlington Football, says the partnership was a “natural fit.” In a change from sponsoring the shirts in several leagues, Amazon was happy to have its name appear only on the back of the shirts, says Bashok, demonstrating its seriousness about being a neighbor. (And it’s also not the only raucous company sponsoring local football: Arlington-based news organization Axios is a “champion-level” sponsor of the Alexandria football program.)

Amazon chose Arlington for its “HQ2” project in 2018 after a nationwide search, and has since made its mark on the county. Part of the playing field has been to rename parts of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Alexandria as “National Landing”, and Amazon is starting to make a physical impression in the area as well, from a planned “Helix” building to real estate partner JBG Smith Properties seeking to find a more convenient Route 1 pedestrian.

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