Sky Blue has a new corporate partnership. (Photo by Jeff Auger)

Sky Blue FC announced Tuesday that it has entered into a corporate partnership with trimino protein infused water.

As part of the relationship, the National Women’s Soccer League team and trimino have teamed up to find the youth soccer organization of the year, with nominations for the award being accepted online throughout this season.

“We are very excited to begin working with trimino in 2018,” Sky Blue FC president and general manager Tony Novo said in a statement. “Their products fall right in line with our objective to promote healthy alternatives for our professional athletes. Additionally, the commitment of triminoTM to both women’s sports and community initiatives makes them an ideal partner for our organization.”

Packed with seven grams of whey protein, B vitamins and essential amino acids, triminoTM is a growing force in the functional water space. The product was created by three fathers in Guilford, Conn., as they tried to come up with an alternative beverage for their athletic-minded kids.

“We are very excited to be supporting Sky Blue FC and their impact on youth soccer,” says Bob Leary, chairman of Trimino Brands. “Young athletes are a very important element of our customer base, and the professional players are great role models for these kids. We look forward to a great season.”

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.