A sure sign that a player has risen to the level of superstar is when they are added to soccer’s gold standard.  The game’s gold standard is achieved when a player trots out on the field wearing a special gold cleat, frequently a one-of-a-kind or limited editio...
Say it ain’t so!  For traditionalist stop reading NOW. A study just completed by the Daily Mail has shown that an astounding 48% of Premier League players are pulling on white cleats with only 15% opting for black cleats in a study conducted during the matches ...
The First World War is one of the deadliest conflicts in history with more than 16 million soldiers and civilians dying during the 4-year war.  When the war started on July 28, 1914 most of Europe thought the soldiers would be home by Christmas.  This was not t...
Japan is making their final preparations for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.  Head coach Javier Aguirre named the 23-man roster for the finals which will be played in Australia between January 9 and January 31 and unveiled the team’s updated jersey that includes the ‘A...
Robin van Persie has been one of the keys to Manchester United’s resurgence over the last 6 games.  Wilfried Bony has been the go-to man for Swansea’s good start to the season.  After struggling with injuries Olivier Giroud appears to be back in form and findin...
The Football Association of Norway (Norges Fotballforbund or NFF) has unveiled a new association logo symbolic of the core values of Norwegian football and revealed a new team crest that will be worn on the national team jerseys. The new logo is a modernized an...
EA Sports has to be given some credit for bringing soccer into the mainstream in the U.S. with their popular game EA Sports FIFA Soccer.  The game made soccer cool for many young fans who never played the game but have become fans since picking up the game cont...
Burnley FC are allowing fans to select the team’s 2015/16 away jersey.  The Clarets have posted 3 options designed by apparel sponsor Puma on their website for fans to vote on.  The vote ends on Friday, December 19. The first option is a yellow jersey with a cl...
2014 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo. The FIFA World Cup is the most followed sporting event in the world so it should come as no surprise that Brazil 2014 topped facebook’s global charts with over 3 billion comments, likes, and posts from over 350 millio...
Tracking your development is critical to understanding the areas of your game that need improvement so you can move in the right direction to achieve your goals.  The adidas Smart Soccer Ball is the best way to accurately track your control of the ball which as...
The Western Sydney Wanderers made their way to Morocco in fairytale style for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that runs from Wednesday, December 10 through to the final on December 20.  The club, in only their 2nd year of existence, won the AFC Champions League to earn...
Marco Reus is one of the most inspiring talents for Borussia Dortmund and the German national team.  The midfielder is currently on the sidelines with an injury but Puma today unveiled a pair of limited edition evoSpeed 1.3 cleats spreading his message of hope ...
Major League Soccer kicks off their 20th season in 2015 and the official match ball, the NATIVO, for the U.S.’ top domestic league was unveiled on Monday.  The new ball highlights a new era and the updated MLS identity. The new ball utilizes the technology, tes...
It reads like a spy novel from the 1960’s at the height of the Cold War.  The most successful club in Romanian football history with 25 domestic titles, who won the European Cup (now known as the Champions League) in 1986 and finished runners-up 3 years later i...
Liverpool Football Club is one of the most successful teams in England.  The Reds have won 18 league titles and have won more European silverware, 5 European Cups/Champions Leagues, 3 UEFA Cups, and 3 UEFA Super Cups.  The side also has one of, if not the, larg...