The United Soccer League has named Will Kuhns senior VP of communications and PR.
He will devise a communications strategy for the Tampa-based USL and leverage national, regional and local storylines within the sports, business and community media.
Kuhns did a nearly 15-year run at Major League Soccer, where he exited as supervising producer for its media arm, managing partnerships with ESPN, Univision and PlutoTV.
Previously, he served as senior director of communications at MLS.
Kuhns joins USL from Austin FC, the newest MLS club.
Formed in 1986, USL has 33 teams in its championship league, including New York Red Bulls II, Phoenix Rising, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Las Vegas Lights, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Hartford Athletic, Oakland Roots and Charlotte Independence.
In 2022, the Queensboro FC expansion team will begin play at a new 7,500-seat stadium at York College, Jamaica.
It will be the first-ever professional soccer team to be based in NYC’s borough of Queens.