The modern game of soccer is faster than ever.  The players are fine-tuned to perform at high levels and their gear is designed to allow players to maximize efficiency which ultimately gives them the upper hand.  The new Nike Mercurial silo was ahead of its tim...
Favela PPG (Pavão, Pavãozinho and Cantagalo) is in Rio de Janeiro but it is located on the side of a mountain made up of makeshift houses without basic sanitation on alleyways connected by steep and uneven stairs.  It is in a world all its own. But in this comm...
After a tumultuous 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season that saw them finish 5 points above the relegation zone, Aston Villa FC will be looking for a vast improvement next time round. Having sent USA goalie Brad Guzan and Netherlands center back Ron Vlaar to ...
The 2014 World Cup kicks off on Thursday and adidas, one of the tournaments main sponsors, will be everywhere in Brazil.  And to help pull together the latest buzz from Brazil, the 3-stripes have developed ‘the Dugout’ that will feature shows that highlight liv...
Nike is a leader when it comes to promoting the swoosh.  And the Oregon based company is up to something special for Brazil this summer.  They recently released these teaser adverts featuring the top stars Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Zlatan Ibr...
The National Premier Soccer League, the 4th division of U.S. soccer, announced this week that they have signed a partnership with PUMA as the Preferred Vendor Program.  The deal will make the German based brand the Preferred Cleat this season and the Uniform Su...
The #10 jersey is iconic.  Brazil’s Pele, O Rei (the King), made the number famous but it was Ali Daei who is most loved as the #10 in Iran.  The Team Melli forward, who shared ‘the King’ nickname with Pele, holds the record for most goals in international matc...
The FA Cup is the oldest association soccer tournament in the world after first being played in 1871/72 but surprisingly the tournament format never made it to Australia…until now.  The Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced that their own version of the...
adidas will provide players on the 9 federations they sponsor an edge in Brazil this summer…the adidas adiPower Cooling System.  The vest and sleeves are designed to help players prepare for games in warm climates. The concept is simple but the vest utilizes hi...
The change to go to the UEFA Champions League final is a thrill of a lifetime for most fans.  But what if you were so lucky to win only ½ a ticket and getting the other half of the ticket required you to get your ‘better half’ to sing the Champions League anthe...