June 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United to use Korrio as automation platform for all Academy and camp programs
Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Wash. (June 12, 2012) – Korrio, developer of the leading integrated sports automation platform for youth soccer, announced today its selection by D.C. United as the club’s automation platform provider of choice for all Academy and camp programs. This is the Seattle-based tech company’s first signing of a Major League Soccer franchise, representing a significant step in its goal to revolutionize the administration and communications of organized team sports in America.
Through the partnership, Korrio will manage all aspects of D.C. United’s Academy operations, streamlining and organizing the sports lives of about 1,300 young athletes, their families and coaches. The prestigious agreement represents a considerable addition to Korrio’s growing network of clubs across the country. The Korrio-D.C. United partnership represents the convergence of two ambitious powerhouse organizations, committed to excellence, efficiency, technological innovation and serving the broader soccer community.
“This is a significant development in Korrio’s evolution – it’s exciting to marry our technological expertise and cutting-edge product with the country’s most prolific professional soccer club,” Korrio Founder and CEO Steve Goldman said. “Korrio and D.C. United share a progressive perspective on using social media to connect the soccer community, and we view this as a perfect opportunity to take both of our organizations to a higher level.”
Through the partnership, Korrio’s Playflow will manage internal aspects of registration, roster creation, communications, scheduling and social media for athletes in D.C. United’s Academy and Pre-Academy programs, as well as for the club’s camp program. Building a vibrant online community on Korrio’s innovative platform will help strengthen the storied D.C. United brand throughout the soccer market. D.C. United fans will also see Korrio banners and branding at the team’s Major League Soccer matches, and Korrio will offer its platform and services to the club’s regional affiliates.
“Korrio provides a great product and we’re looking forward to implementing their solution to further enhance development, efficiency and results of our Academy programming,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper.
Korrio integrates web, mobile and social networking to provide club administrators and coaches with a comprehensive, user-friendly online sports automation system, managing all aspects of club and team operations – from registration, payment processing and roster creation to practice and game scheduling and communications. Each user has a personal dashboard, providing families and players with the tools to organize and share their sports lives.
Korrio, founded in January 2009, is a 21st century youth sports automation platform. Korrio has a singular focus on kids and sports. The company’s mission is to transform the sports experience and elevate the level at which sports are played by automating the things that get in the way — like registration/payment, team formation, rosters, scheduling, communication, and web hosting. Korrio is easy, safe, integrated, and mobile. To learn more about Korrio, go to korrio.com; follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; or watch our Korrio video to learn how to elevate your game.
About D.C. United
Headquartered in Washington, DC and playing home matches at RFK Stadium, D.C. United is the most successful professional soccer organization in the history of the United States. United is four-time MLS Cup Champions (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004) and winners of the 1996 and 2008 U.S. Open Cup, the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the 1998 InterAmerican Cup and the 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007 MLS Supporters’ Shield. United is one of 19 teams comprising Major League Soccer, joining CD Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire, the Colorado Rapids, the Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, the Houston Dynamo, the Kansas City Wizards, the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Montreal Impact, the New England Revolution, the Philadelphia Union, the Portland Timbers, Red Bull New York, Real Salt Lake, the San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. For the latest headlines and official information on the Black-and-Red, log on to www.dcunited.com.
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