Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Five Man U/Barcelona products you gotta have

Today’s the day that sends one team to Moscow for the UEFA Champions League grand finale. Be there on ESPN2 at 1:30 CST. To catch all the action. Also be on the lookout for our second commercial on ESPN, with a special coupon code.

Fresh off their loss on Saturday at Chelsea, which tied them up in the Premiership, the Red Devils will be looking to send the Catalans packing back to Barcelona with no chance for a trophy, being that the Blaugrana also blew their chances in La Liga over the weekend.

Meanwhile, here’re some hot products from each of these fine teams sure to make fans go crazy:

Manchester United - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-manchester-united-football-club.html

1. Manchester United 08/09 Home Soccer Jersey - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-manchester-united-football-club-manchester-united-08-09-home-soccer-jersey.html

Even though it’s on pre-order until June, this is the home jersey they’ve been wearing all season, and will wear next season. With a new-style crest embroidered over heart, as well as the stitched 'The Red Devils' patch on lower left side, white vertical stripe with the fiery lion graphic down the back, plus super-soft Dri-FIT mesh fabric throughout the jersey, for the best moisture-control and comfort you could ever imagine, not to mention you could get authentic names/numbers for just about the whole squad, or YOUR own name/number – this is one soccer jersey well worth the wait!

2. Manchester United Club Replica Soccer Ball - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/frontpage-items-manchester-united-club-replica-soccer-ball.html

Play with the Official Manchester United Club Replica Soccer Ball from Nike - This amazing ball features a bold MUFC design, 26 panels of hand-stitched, grained PU cover for durability, plus a Latex bladder for superior air retention.

3 Manchester United 06/07 Season Review - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-manchester-united-football-club-manchester-united-06-07-season-review.html

The Red Devils started the '06/07 Premiership with a bang and ran away with their 9th title, and 15th championship of England. Relive all the best moments of one of Man U's best seasons ever.

4 Manchester United Stripe Woolie - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-manchester-united-football-club-manchester-united-stripe-woolie.html

The Official Manchester United Knit Woolie/Beanie from Nike is red with two white stripes as well as team design and Nike logo, and made of 100% acrylic to keep your noggin warm no matter how long the match lasts.

5. Manchester United Team Soccer Backpack - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/frontpage-items-manchester-united-team-soccer-backpack.html

The Ultimate pack for Manchester United fans. In addition to cool Manchester United badges at every turn (the front, the inside, on a shoulder strap and on the back), this bag has it all! On the front you'll find a unique vertical front zippered pocket, on top of the larger front zippered pocket which has an intense organization system that includes a key fob. This cool pack also has two zippered side pockets, an inner Velcro pocket, headphone port and a laptop compartment. The adjustable shoulder straps also feature a detachable cell phone pocket. Extreme back padding offers cushioned comfort. It’s made of 100% polyester.

FC Barcelona - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club.html

1. Barcelona 2008 LS Away MESSI Soccer Jersey - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club-barcelona-2008-ls-away-messi-soccer-jersey.html

Perhaps the same jersey he’ll be wearing today at Old Trafford. Messi has been the best placer for Barcelona of late, and with Henry and Ronaldinho most likely leaving this summer, the young Argentine will most likely be taking over as the new #10. This official team jersey comes with his authentic number 19 and authentic letters.

2. Barcelona 2008 Boys Home Kit – ON SALE for just $29.99 - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club-barcelona-2008-boys-home-kit.html

There’s no better way to get your little ones into your favorite club than with this cool replica of the team's home kit - with woven team badges and embroidered logos on both the jersey and the shorts; the Jersey has printed design, mesh side panels and ribbed neck and cuffs. The shorts have elastic waist. Both are 100% Dri-FIT for comfort.

3. Barcelona LS Big Logo Soccer T-Shirt - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club-barcelona-ls-big-logo-soccer-t-shirt--navy-.html

Super cool navy long-sleeved tee with the big crest on the chest and made of 100% breathable cotton, you can’t go wrong with this one!

4. Barcelona 2008 Replica Soccer Ball - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club-barcelona-2008-replica-soccer-ball.html

Bold Barcelona ball with Barca! and mes que un club in large bright yellow script and the official FCB team badge. Design also features panels in three shades of bold blue. The cover is made up of 32 panels of synthetic, grained PU for a rich leather feel, and the bladder is six-wing latex for strong rebound and excellent air retention.

5. FC Barcelona Backpack - http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-barcelona-football-club-fc-barcelona-backpack.html

Where else would you pack your Blaugrana gear? - Get the Official FC Barcelona Soccer Backpack by Nike! This Small pack with zippered main compartment, adjustable shoulder strap and screened logos and team design is so cool, don't be surprised to see Thierry Henry using it! Plus its 600 Denier polyester with micro dobby nylon will be gentle on you gear and comfortable on your back no matter how far you travel.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bayern and Rangers unimpressive at home in UEFA Cup

Two of the favored sides to conquer the UEFA Cup this season were mediocre in the first leg of the UEFA Cup semifinals.

Bayern Munich, the team we’re all cheering for here since we have a good supply of their gear, are poised to win the treble, since they won the German Cup on the weekend, and are one win away from taking the Bundesliga. Yet they’ll have to do it in St. Petersburg, a place which won’t be friendly to Germans. Check your history as to the why on that one. Yet, Bavarian fans, take heart: Bayern faced the same dilemma heading to Madrid to face Getafe after a 1-1 home draw, and they got some extra time magic to pull that one out. Give Die Rotten your support by getting the all-white away kit, on sale now at a reduced price, along with an all-white training jacket. Check them all out here http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-bayern-munich-fc.html

The Scottish club Rangers welcomed Italy’s Fiorentina and neither team could manage a goal. Similar to Bayern, however, the Gers are okay with winning on the road, as they took out Sporting in Portugal a fortnight ago. So, this should set up an interesting clash of two teams with lots to play for. We don’t have much Rangers gear now, but there’re a few items that are a must for fans of Scotland’s most winning team.


As for Fiorentina, we have a decent supply of the their official purple home soccer jersey made by Lotto, and with the great form La Viola have been showing in Serie A and Europe, this shirt is one you’re going to want to remember.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Winners & Losers in Big Draws

I've got to start this post with Chelsea, not only because of the big match yesterday at Anfield versus English giants, Liverpool, but because there's something big happening at Chelsea this Friday, April 25th. It all ties in quite nicely, I think.

The Blues somehow managed to eek out a 1 - 1 draw with nothing left on the clock, after more than the 90 minutes and the normal stoppage time, after a baffling play by Liverpool's Riise, who scored what could end up being the biggest goal in Chelsea's history. We'll see next week if they can take the slim away goal advantage and capitalize on it, home at Stamford Bridge, where they've seldom tasted defeat. The only question is will they wear the brand-spanking new home jerseys unveiling Friday, April 25th, and which YOU could get at the http://www.chelseamegastoreusa.com/home.tem. If not, they'll most likely wear the one they've been sporting for nigh on two seasons. Either way, you can't go wrong! You could be the first Blues fan on your block to have the new jersey, and having seen it already, you're going to really like it. It has a new collar design, which is a bit retro and a bit modern at the same time--that's really all I can say; maybe I've said too much. If you want to buy the current jersey, it's a good time for it as it's selling for just $50 bucks! Just click on the link http://www.chelseamegastoreusa.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=2806&pcount=&Product_Id=249165

Possession is 9/10 of the law, but Manchester United and Barcelona didn't battle in a courtroom, they did it at the hallowed Nou Camp, or Camp Nou? (I get the name mixed up). Whatever you call it, the Blaugrana appeared to have control of the ball the whole time, something like 65/35% difference, yet they could not score. Yet, the sure-footed Cristiano Ronaldo missed a gift when his penalty kick sailed to the right of the net, grazing the post as it flopped around the pitch, as thousands exhaled. So, maybe Barcelona escaped unscathed, or Man U's got them right where they want them. Hard to see Barcelona managing to score at Old Trafford next week. One thing's for sure: Manchester United won't be wearing their white Third Jerseys, thankfully, since we don't have any. They'll surely wear their traditional red jerseys with the white back stripe, and which you could pre-order here http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-team-manchester-united-football-club-manchester-united-08-09-home-soccer-jersey.html. Since we'll be supplying the official Manchester United and FC Barcelona USA stores, I can't root for either one, and I'll talk more about them both next week.

In the meantime, there's plenty of soccer happening tomorrow with the UEFA Cup http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-uefa-cup.html, and the top leagues in Europe, and everywhere else. For news on any of these, hech out Soccer365 http://www.soccer365.com/home/

Big Day in Soccer

There's so much going on today, can't wait to see the Man U/Barcelona match, and I have to discuss the scintillating game yesterday at Merseyside. I hope to post some stuff later; in the meantime, here’s something special from one of our very own, a member of our team. Her name’s Jill Porto and she’s an attacking midfielder for the Atlanta Silverbacks (W League), formerly of UAB (Birmingham, Alabama). She’s taken the time to check out some of our wonderful products first-hand and has written some pretty awesome reviews, so good I have to share them and post them here. Surely once you read them you’ll have to buy the products, so get ready:

USA 08/09 SS Away Soccer Jersey


This is a very simplistic, not too flashy jersey. For the most part, it has fairly neutral colors with a base of a charcoal grey along with light grey and red bands around the ends of the sleeve and a red band around the back of the neckline. The neckline also has a stretchy fabric in the back so it’s easier to put on and take off. Some jersey’s necklines are stiff and really hard to squeeze over you head. I like how the U.S. logo can be clearly picked out of the shirt. Some national jersey’s have so much going on in the jersey that you cannot tell which national team it’s representing. This jersey’s focal point is the U.S. soccer logo and it is noticeably defined. I like the authentic touch it has around the inside of the neckline which has a statement written in cursive surrounded by a strip of stars on one side and stripes on the other that reads “Don’t Tread on Me”. This phrase was seen on some past flags of the United States and its apart of Nike’s “Don’t Tread on Me” campaign which began in 2005. I would say the only negative aspect of the jersey is it’s fairly “heavy” and not as light as other jersey’s I’ve worn. Other than that, it’s a simple jersey that screams U.S. Soccer!

France 07-09 Training Suit


This track suit is great for leisure/casual wear or if you want to warm-up in style before a big game. The jacket is full-zip to put on and take off easily. I am always a fan of zippered pockets, because I can’t stand putting something in a pocket that you’re not able to zip and have to worry about it falling out. The jacket and pants have zippered pockets, so no more worries! I like the classic three stripes down the full length of the arms and down the pants as well. The embroidered France team badge on the pants and jacket is very clean-cut and distinct. I’m not a fan of the flip back collar, so I like the short collar. I also like the ribbed cuffs on the jacket for a better fit. The overall fit of the jacket is great. The pull tabs at the bottom of the jacket are great too, because I personally don’t like when my jackets flares out. I like to have the bottom fitted. So the jacket is made for the preferred fitter’s and non-fitters. The pants have unique breathable fabric on the inside of the legs from about the knees down. There are two things I don’t like a bout the track suit. I’m not a fan of the “netted” insides of track suits. Also, the bottom of the pants have a zipper, however, it doesn’t open up all the way. It would be hard to take your pants off if you had cleats on. Don’t you hate when you’re trying to take your pants off and you get stuck and almost fall over! Well maybe not, but that happens to me. But if you’re just wearing it for leisure wear then you would be ok. Overall, this is a flashy suit to show off and represent your favorite national team.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

5 Things that Liverpool & Chelsea have in common

Okay, our initial blog received such overwhelming positive response that we’ve decided to do another one. But only because there’s so many exciting things going on in the world of soccer, that to not mention them would be worthy of a red card, and since I don’t want to leave my team with just 10, and miss the next match (or work day), well, here’s your daily allotment of soccer-worthy nutrition—all you need to get you through this English, um, European match day.

5 Things that Liverpool & Chelsea have in common:

If we got really exact, this list would be quite long, like both playing in the Premier League for the whole 16 seasons, both have foreign owners and coaches bla, bla, bla, yada, yada, yada. This isn’t Wikipedia.

1. Playing in the UEFA Champions League semifinals today (1:45 CT)

2. Both sponsored by adidas

Being that adidas is the official UEFA sponsor, they have their very own Champions League soccer balls. Check them out below -

Chelsea: http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-chelsea-fc-chelsea-fc-finale-glider-soccer-ball.html

Liverpool: http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-liverpool-fc-liverpool-finale-glider-soccer-ball.html

Both quality balls feature 32 panels of machine-stitched soft PU covers with butyl bladders for extended air retention.

3. Both have worn the same shirt for two seasons (phew) and will have new ones soon (see tomorrow’s blog for info on the Chelsea jersey coming out this Friday)

The first leg of this Clash of English Titans is at Anfield, where Liverpool is tough to beat, thus Chelsea will most likely be wearing their eye-popping, bright-as-the-sun yellow away jerseys: http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-chelsea-fc-chelsea-07-08-away-soccer-jersey.html This design, and color, stirred up quite a bit of uproar from Blues fans across the message boards. But the shirt persisted, burrowing its way into their collective consciousness and the shirt sold rather well after all. With the advanced ClimaCool fabric, this shirt will keep you feeling fresh, regardless of what the obnoxious color does to you. It’s not on sale yet being that we don’t yet know when they’re getting a new away strip, but with all the personalization options – authentic letters/numbers/Premiership and Champions League badges – it’s a Must Have for any TRUE Blues fan!

The Reds will likely be wearing their home jerseys http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-liverpool-fc-liverpool-07-08-home-soccer-jersey.html. I particularly dig this shirt, the way the white piping lines morphs into the upturned collar—quite an ingenious design; maybe that’s why they kept it for two seasons. We also happen to have some pre-made Fernando Torres (heard of him?), and Stevie G jerseys, with all the bells and whistles, plus a great selection of other Liverpool players’ jerseys to choose from. Yes, even Crouch.

4. Both have plenty of products on the World Soccer Shop front page http://www.worldsoccershop.com/

5. I really struggled to find this one, but I think it fits pretty nicely: Both Liverpool and Chelsea will be hoping to kick this ball around – The Adidas 2008 Finale Moscow Match Soccer Ball http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-champions-league-adidas-2008-finale-moscow-match-soccer-ball.html

This authentic tournament match ball features thermal bonding technology for a straight flight and minimal water uptake, a soft, smooth consistent PU cover ideal for match play in all weather and field conditions, and a latex bladder. It’s approved by FIFA, and of course includes adidas, UEFA Champions League and Finale Moscow 2008 logos all over. If you can’t afford the $130 bucks, as I can’t, you can get the cool $29.99 replica version: http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-champions-league-champions-league-adidas-2008-finale-sportivo-moscow-soccer-ball.html

So cheer on your team, whoever they are, with authentic soccer gear from the best soccer shop in all the land – World Soccer Shop

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ready for the Champions League Semifinals

Kick off the UEFA Champions League Semifinals at WorldSoccerShop!

What a great time to start a Soccer Blog. Fans around the world will be tuned in to millions of TV sets, on the edge of their seats, cheering in different tongues, but for only four teams. These are the Final Four of Europe, the cream of the European crop, the best of the best. And it looks eerily like last year's semifinals, with only Barcelona replacing last year's champions, AC Milan.

Wherever you are in the great wide world, whatever team you cheer for, World Soccer Shop is the only place to come to for the most authentic merchandise anywhere!

Just take a quick gander at what we have:

Chelsea Football Club:


Blues fans will rejoice when they see the incredible selection of Chelsea gear, and it's no coincidence, since we have strong ties to Chelsea FC itself (maybe I'll tell you more about that later). Needless to say we have the home jersey (on sale by the way!), in all your favorite players' authentic names and numbers, but also every accessory you can imagine (and some you probably never could) from dog leads to water bottles. World Soccer Shop has it, and you've got to get it.

Liverpool FC:


Scousers or Reds, we've got you covered with plenty of Home and Away jerseys in just about every size available, plus we've got a full selection of players authentic Premiership names/numbers with badges, a few t-shirts, plus official UEFA soccer balls, and much more. You're sure to love it!

FC Barcelona:


Messi, Henry, Eto'o and the rest of the Barça squad have something to prove. Left for dead in La Liga, and their star player and coach all but sure to be leaving the club, these talented warriors want to win the Champions League trophy now more than ever. If you love them, you have plenty of their gear to choose from: official home/away soccer jerseys, including the long-sleeved versions, with authentic league customization options, plus training tops, t-shirts and a great deal more.

Manchester United:


At first glance, this page looks a bit thin, but trust me, we've got tons on order for the great Red Devils. Being that the home/away jerseys will be the same for next season, we've got alot invested in it, and I'm sure Man U won't let us down - so put in your order for an official jersey, with authentic league customization options, including badges, plus a bevy of other products sure to make any Ronaldo, Tevez, and Rooney fan very, very happy.

Check with us every day as we'll be filling you in not only on what's happening on the field with your favorite soccer club, but also letting you know about your team's gear, when we have it, when we expect it, what it'll cost, etc.

Soccer is our World, that's why we welcome you to the brand new World Soccer Shop Blog!