Major League Soccer, commonly known as MLS, announced a new agreement with card company Avant to launch the MLS Forward Credit Card. According to the announcement, Avant is now the official credit card partner of Major League Soccer, the MLS All-Star Game, and other MLS events. No specific launch date for the card was given beyond “Coming Soon”.
In addition, Avant will have the license to create specific credit card designs for 21 of the Major League Soccer teams.
The announcement contained this information on what to expect from the card:
“Cardholders will have access to benefits including ticket pre-sales, express entry to select major events, and merchandise. Additionally, cardholders will earn rewards points on purchases, including increased rewards for certain categories of purchases such as MLS-related purchases. Points can be redeemed for cash back, tickets to MLS matches, and gift cards for MLS merchandise.”
In its short history, Avant has mainly targeted customers with fair credit or bad credit. Whether the MLS partnership changes that at all is unclear.
Avant describes itself as a “financial technology company.” It is not actually a bank; its credit cards are issued via its partnership with WebBank.
Author: Adam Jusko