After testing out the Umbro UX-1 Concept, I was happy that the next cleat on the list to test was a more traditional cleat from Umbro, the Umbro Speciali 4 Pro HG. These are in the tradition of the high-quality kangaroo leather Umbro is known and the Speciali s...
Marseille’s equipment manager did not have a good weekend and the 2-0 loss to Montpellier was the least of his problems.  The Ghanaian international was forced to be substituted by head coach Marcelo Bielsa in the 52nd minute because the team ran out of his #10...
With his skills on the ball, dribbling mastery, overhead kicks, no-look passes not to mention winning the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, Ronaldinho was the best player of his generation. He graced the field for Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barc...
Luis Suarez’ 4-month ban for biting was upheld but the terms were scaled back allowing the striker to join his Barcelona teammates on the training ground and in friendly matches.  The official presentation of the ‘new’ signing will take place at the Camp Nou on...
Camilo Zuniga was one of the biggest villains of the 2014 World Cup.  The Colombian defender broke Neymar’s back with a high-knee-up tackle to the Brazilians back in the 2nd half.  The tackle sent the home team’s poster boy to the bench but did not help Los Caf...
Google was the expert when it came to answering questions on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  The search engine helped fans follow the big results, great goals, game changing saves and no doubt settled some bets and arguments in the process. The search engine had...
The Barclays Premier League is going where no European soccer league has gone before, the U.S. big screen.  The first match to be shown in movie theaters will be the London derby between West Ham and Tottenham on Saturday. The idea to show matches at movie thea...
The first match of the season has not been played but Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho is already making changes to squad.  Oscar has been handed the #8 jersey famously worn by Frank Lampard while Didier Drogba has taken the #11 jersey. “I am very pleased to be able to ...
Under Armour has been expanding into soccer over the past 5+ years so some players are not as familiar with the brand as other cleats.  But this is not to say Under Armour does not know how to design a great performing cleat.  The Clutchfit Force FG has combine...
Umbro cleats have never been a big staple in my cleat bag.  It is not that I had not heard great reviews about the cleats from the Double Diamond or was familiar with the professionals that wore them but my old habits were hard to break.  I jumped at the opport...