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Switchbacks Secure Partnership with Phil Long Lincoln of Colorado Springs

By sbadmin, 02/24/16, 6:30PM MST


By Tammy Crafts

(Colorado Springs, CO., February 24, 2016) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC is proud to announce a partnership with Phil Long Lincoln of Colorado Springs for the 2016 United Soccer League Season.

Phil Long Lincoln is the Switchbacks preferred auto dealer whose logo is proudly displayed on the team’s newly graphic wrapped van used for in town events, transportation of players and will be on display at all home game day matches.

“Michael Gonzales and the team down at Phil Long Lincoln have a passion for Colorado Springs and the game of soccer,” said Switchbacks FC’s President, Nick Ragain of the recent partnership. “It’s a perfect fit for us.”

“We are excited about the partnership with the Switchbacks,” said Michael Gonzales, Sales Manager, Phil Long Lincoln of Colorado Springs. “Soccer is a fantastic sport that needs representation here in the Springs and the international talent on the team is great! We are looking forward to the 2016 season to begin and all the fun promotions we are planning with the team!”

The strength of the Phil Long Lincoln dealership in such a competitive industry is the result of Philip Long’s vision of commitment to the community, quality customer service and exceptional value. The Switchbacks will be tying in Phil Long Lincoln to its game day productions to further this vision of community engagement and the mission of excellence in competition and production quality to generate excitement for fans at Switchbacks Stadium.

Ed Ragain, Owner of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, said, “Phil Long Lincoln of Colorado Springs is a great partner and we are looking forward to growing this relationship and growing Colorado Springs together.”

The Switchbacks were founded in 2014 by Ragain Sports, LLC. In 2015, the team finished third in the United Soccer League’s Western Conference, clinching a playoff berth in its first year of existence in 2015. The Switchbacks FC play at the newly renovated Switchbacks Stadium, home to more than 40,000 spectators. The USL league attendance was over 2.7 million in North America across 24 teams with games televised locally on Comcast as well as nationally on YouTube.

Mike Cimino, Vice President and Partner, Phil Long Family of Dealerships said “The Switchbacks bring a new level of high caliber talent to Colorado Springs and we couldn’t be happier about our partnership with them.”