Thursday, April 30, 2009

Review: Red Bulls New York Home Jersey

Adidas has created one of their design templates for the 09/10 season (yes, other teams will feature some aspects of this design) and it’s evident here in the newest Red Bulls 09/10 Home Short Sleeve Soccer Jersey. The design features what look like breastplates made of breathable mesh, which is also on the sleeves and lower portion of the shirt.

However, what you’ll love most about this shirt is surely the collar. The unique, mandarin-style collar somewhat resembles the collar on many rugby jerseys of late; and it looks like it has a zipper down the middle. It doesn’t. However, it is ribbed for maximum flexibility.

As usual, the Bulls jersey includes the MLS patch embroidered on right sleeve, team crest and adidas logo embroidered on the chest, as well as ribbed sleeves.

Made with ClimaCool® - advanced material engineered to reduce heat and moisture build-up, allowing increased comfort and performance – to keep you feeling fresh no matter how long the big Bulls match goes on!

Friday, April 24, 2009

FA Cup Finals Patches

It was a very scientific process, one that would be hard for the toughest cryptographers at the NSA to wrap their brains around, but Chelsea and Everton have figured out who gets Home treatment at Wembley in the FA Cup Final next month.

A coin flip

Therefore, the favored side to win will wear their yellow Third Jerseys, while the underdog Toffees will get to wear their blue home strip.

No matter who you'll be cheering for to take home the oldest prize in organized football, you can get their official jersey, along with the authentic FA Cup patch! Just by clicking on the links below and coosing the FA Cup patch option.

Everton 08/09 Home Soccer Jersey

Chelsea 08/09 Third Soccer Jersey

While there, get your favorite player's authentic Premier League name/number added to the back of your shirt for a few peanuts more. This is not something you can get just anywhere - You'll love it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Flight of the Concord

Introducing the Concord Soccer Shoes

You may not have heard of Concord Soccer Shoes, but what MLS fan hasn't heard of Cuauhtémoc Blanco? Indeed, the fiery Mexican striker for the Chicago Fire endorses these boots, and I saw a picture of him wearing them in a March 28th match versus DC United. Wish I could upload the image, but for legal reasons, you'll have to take my word for it. Unless you're a Fire fan, in which case you're wondering where you can get yourself a pair of Temo's shoes. Look no further.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Champions League Gear

The UEFA Champions League Semifinals are set, and no matter what team you cheer for, you can gear up to support the greatest club competition in World Soccer with these hot, limited edition, products. The cap, hoody and and tee all prominently display the official logo of the UEFA Champions League, so you can boldly show off your love of European Soccer.

UEFA Champions League Soccer Cap

UEFA Champions League Soccer T-Shirt

UEFA Champions League Soccer Hoody

The Final Four

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    14:45 ET - Barcelona v Chelsea - Estadio Camp Nou

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    14:45 ET - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    14:45 ET - Arsenal v Manchester United - Emirates Stadium

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    14:45 ET - Chelsea v Barcelona - Stamford Bridge

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    South Africa 2009 Confederations Cup Away Soccer Jersey

    We’re very excited about the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009

    That’s why we were thrilled when we got our very own shipment of the Official South Africa 2009 Confederations Cup Away Soccer Jersey

    The South Africa National Team is the first to qualify to World Cup 2010, as hosts. South African players wore the new away kit for the first time when they defeated Norway 2-1 Saturday, 28th March 2009, during the Nelson Mandela Challenge match in Rustenburg.

    "Following our successful launch of the Bafana Bafana home kit in November 2007, we had to prepare a special design for the FIFA Confederations Cup, something that South African people would remember for a long time," says Zobuzwe Ngobese, the PR Manager at adidas South Africa.

    The unique jersey design was inspired by the current above-the-line campaign that adidas is running to promote adidas Kopanya Official Match Soccer Ball.

    The jersey is green with yellow, with a strong South African style. It features the SAFA, team crest and adidas logo on the chest - adding special significance to the brands.

    As usual, the jersey was designed to provide comfort and improve the performance of the player. ForMotion™ technology was used in the jersey’s fabric, ensuring that adidas’ patented moisture management advantage keeps the players dry and comfortable at all times, regardless of how intense their training and match play.
    "Adidas is extremely excited to be at the forefront of producing world class football products and the Confederations Cup tournament is a platform to showcase our brand to the world and display our commitment to FIFA as a partner of more than 35 years," said Zobuzwe. “Our support is firmly behind our national team and we hope that the new jersey serves them well and they make the nation proud while wearing it,” he added.

    Bafana Bafana and Spain are two of the eight Confederations Cup teams that are sponsored by adidas and the global company will be hoping for one of the teams to reach the final. All the referees, ball boys, flag bearers and players escorts will be wearing adidas during both the Confed Cup and the World Cup.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Man United Club World Cup Winners Jerseys

    You've probably seen the UEFA Champions League Winners, Manchester United, wearing a patch in the center of their shirts as of late. Well, that is a special FIFA badge in honor of their Club World Cup victory in 2008.

    And we've got it for you now!

    Check out all the limited edition Official Manchester United UEFA Champions League Club World Cup Winners Jerseys

    On Wednesday 11 March, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at Old Trafford, a new addition to the boardroom was unveiled: a revised honours list. In the central section, which highlights United's Premier League, First Division championship [the forerunner to the Premier League] and UEFA Champions League successes was a new section, devoted to the FIFA Club World Cup and their victory in Japan last December. It symbolized the pride that the club has taken in their historic victory.

    Blatter and Sir Alex Ferguson proudly introduced the Manchester United shirt - complete with its new addition; the FIFA Club World Cup Champions badge.
    United have the right to display the crest on their jerseys up until the final whistle of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. The badge features an image of the trophy and the text: FIFA World Champions 2008

    “It was an enormous honour to become the first British club to win the FIFA Club World Cup and this is a badge we will wear with great pride. I hope we are in a position to defend the trophy in Abu Dhabi in December,” said Sir Alex Ferguson on the badge

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    Customer Review: The Greatest Premiership Game Ever

    As soon as I saw this review, I knew I had to put it up, as it shows some serious football passion. I think you will agree.

    The product is Liverpool FC The Greatest Premiership Game Ever DVD
    , as is pictured. You can read it by clicking on the product link, which will no doubt prompt you to buy it immediately (we can only hope).

    The review was submitted by André Tafferal (Plattsburgh NY, USA)and his title was: immeasurably thrilling, off-my-chair-stand-up-and-yell exciting

    "I can only hope to secure the funds in the very near future to purchase this extraordinary item. My teen-aged daughter, who viewed fúbol as, at best, an obsession specific to me, was so intri- gued by this extraordinary match that she found herself standing and cheering as well as I. After Faustino's third goal, she was in utter disbelief that any game her "old man" could have such a passion for was so unbelievably tension-filled and exciting. She did like Robbie Fowler in particular (as did I; and she even was extremely disappointed when LIVERPOOL let him go), and when he scrambled so incredibly fast and determined to score that joyous extra time marker, she screamed and yelled above even my level. Obviously, I am a monster LIVERPOOL fan (have been since 1966), but, on this occasion, my daughter realized the passion involved with the game of games, the beautiful game. This match was highly unusual, yet contained every element germaine to this wonderful sport: skill, endurance, heart!, psychogy (LIVERPOOL'S "relax- ing" at the beginning of the second half with its 3-0 lead going in, and its subsequent "re- gathering" of resolve), and Faustino's determina-tion to display his worthiness to be a permanent member of Newcastle's starting 11 in front of all to see (and my hope, to the embarassment of the NU staff who never gave him the credit he deserved). I mention all worthy effort[s], teams, players, coaches, fans, referees, as it is the GAME that I love so dearly as well as, or as much as any favorite team or player. Any exertion which does honor to the game, the game's spirit, and the passion of the "immersed" receives my applause and adds to my happines that I found THE game early enough to achieve that nirvana we lovers of football all possess. And cling to. Thank you for this opportunity to express this sentiment, and to share my emotions and pleasure that this match was chosen as the greatest of the Premier League era."

    Thank you André Tafferal for sending this. You are quite the scribe. To anyone reading this, please send reviews of anything you've bought here or anything at all. We want to know your thoughts, feelings, everything. Soon we will open up a fan zone or something similar to give YOU the chance to sound off, as we know you love to do.


    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Introducing Under Armour Soccer Boots

    Yes, you are seeing correctly.

    Check out these new special sections to see all 12 Under Armour Soccer Boots

    Under Armour Soccer Boots

    Under Armour Soccer Boots

    Under Armour Dominate Soccer Boots

    About Under Armour

    Under Armour is a US clothing company best-known for its introduction of form-fitting, moisture-wicking performance apparel designed to be worn under sportswear.

    Founder Kevin Plank was a football player with the University of Maryland who got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts he wore under his jersey, so he developed a type of moisture-wicking fabric for athletic performance[2] and founded the company in 1995.

    The company has now moved to become a supplier of a much wider range of sportswear and casual apparel.

    Including soccer boots!

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    New Atletica Mexican Club Soccer Jerseys

    At we've always tried our darndest to bring you the widest variety of soccer gear from around the globe - it is pretty much our MISSION. We have prided ourselves by going after clubs in our hemisphere, namely the Americas, and one of the top leagues in the Americas is the Primera División de Fútbol Mexicano. One Mexican shirt manufacturer, who has a few teams in the top flight, is Atletica; and just recently we received some new gear from them:

    Introducing Atlante

    This is the first time we've carried gear for this great club - Atlante Fútbol Club - now based in bello Cancún.

    But that's not all

    We've also got gear from these great Atletica-sponsored teams:

    Club Deportivo Toluca

    Morelia Monarcas


    Atlas FC

    Jaguares de Chiapas

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Nike 5 (a-side) is So Alive

    So, weeks ago I tried on these vibrant shoes - Nike 5 Zoom T-7 Futsal Shoes (Citron/White/Sport Red)
    - with the idea of writing a neat product review type blog/article. I’ve failed miserably in that endeavor, as I know nothing about the game of indoor soccer or 5-a-side. Having no experts around either, I had to wing it. The good thing is that these shoes could be worn for anything and everything! As most of the shoes in the Indoor Soccer Shoes department.

    Therefore, if you’re looking for a deeply technical analysis from an experts’ POV, click away now. The following are my own thoughts and opinions on these stylishly colorful (colorfully stylish?) shoes plus a little piece on 5 a side.

    The first thing you see on these shoes is Citron: more than a color, an Experience! It’ll put you in the spirit to dance, or just dance around your opponents in the hardwood or the street. (Go ahead Nike, use that on a commercial)

    One thing these Nike 5s are is quite narrow, at least on a wide foot …

    Run your fingers through the outsole and you’ll feel, and hear the quality material for optimal traction …

    Some cool features are the scuff guard on the inner heel, where shoes tend to scratch the most; and a reflective plastic with Nike Zoom on the right side, to be seen in the dark.

    With the rising popularity of evening soccer the Nike Fives collection adds a new edge to football. These 5tastic! shoes offer you more choice to what’s out there for this ever growing sport.

    The Nike Fives range of footwear shoots to enhance speed, control, movement, strength and vision - all vital assets to any 5-a-side player.

    About 5-a-side soccer

    Five-a-side football is a variation of association football in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper), rather than the usual eleven. Other differences from typical soccer include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration. Games are often played indoors.
    Additionally the ball is not allowed to go over "head height" or else the opposition is awarded an indirect free kick. The penalty area is also significantly different from regular football: it is semi-circular in shape and only the goalkeeper is allowed within it and he or she is not allowed out. There are normally no offside rules which means just one referee. No headers are allowed. Another rule in five-a-side football is that metal studded boots or blades cannot be worn, as it damages the playing surface.

    Powerleague and Goals Soccer Centres are the two big operators of 5 a side football in the UK. Five-a-side football leagues can be played on astroturfs across the United Kingdom.

    Five-a-side is commonly played informally, and the rules are therefore flexible and are sometimes decided immediately before play begins; this is in contrast to futsal where official laws are published by FIFA.

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    Official Review: England Home Shirt

    We're always striving for doing new things at World Soccer Shop. That's why when we saw the new The Official England National Team 09/11 Home Soccer Shirt by Umbro, we decided we just had to do something uniquely special for it.

    and here it is!

    In case you want to skip all this and just buy the shirt

    This is the first ever product review blog where someone other than myself, in fact four distinguished gentlemen, wore the shirts, and were gracious enough to allow us to photograph them doing so. As handsome as they all are, these men aren't models, and thus we thank them even more for taking the time to do this.

    Okay - truth be told, these guys all work here and had a blast taking these pictures, and getting out of their everyday duties for a while, inasmuch as there are everyday duties here - where every day is a new soccer adventure!

    Sorry ladies, three out of four of them are spoken for … the “models” that is. You can get all the shirts you want.

    So, enough pre-amble: to the shirt!

    Upon first seeing it, you understand why Umbro was so intent on calling it 'shirt' and not the usual 'jersey'. It is indeed more of a typical shirt, than a jersey, that is until you wear it.

    A few of our aforementioned "models" actually want to shell out their hard-earned $ to get one of these awesomely-tailored creations. One of these beautiful devils actually said “Despite being a supremely cheap bastard, I could ALMOST justify spending the money on it. Almost.”

    High praise indeed.

    The guys who actually wore it had some great things to say about the new England shirt; sadly not having a photographic memory, I did not capture it all but will try to sum it up in one simple—like the shirt itself-paragraph.

    The shirt is unique, insofar as it looks like a regular polo-style shirt, the kind you see everywhere in the casual business world. But looks can be deceiving, and this shirt does it. The exterior material of the shirt has a soft, cottony like feel to it, while remaining supremely light. The inside has the feel of a modern jersey, moisture-wicking fabric and some vents on the back and underarms.

    Brad said it best: “The design is classic, subtle and stated.”

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Jozy Magic Lifts US Over T & T

    and we were there!

    The USA Men's National Soccer Team played a key South Africa 2010 qualifying match Wednesday night in Nashville. As we did last time Team USA played nearby, which was in '06, we took a crew out there to check it out.

    This time, the stakes were higher

    We arrived at LP Field a couple hours early for tailgating, um, reviewing business opportunities and market reasearch - that's it. The crowds streaming in were impressive, but none more so than the fans of the Trinidad & Tobago National Soccer Team, some of who were decked out in some Socca Warrior tribal plummage, which was fun to watch, and be around. These were the same ones that kep rattling the maracas throughout the entire match, even when it was looking rather hopeless for their side, which was 13 minutes into the game, when #17 scored.

    Jozy Altidore may not be a magician but he had himself a scintillating hat-trick Wednesday night, as a captivated crowd of over 27 K (the largest ever to attend a US match in Tennessee) roared and thrilled each electrifying moment.

    I know I speak for the rest of the gang who made the three-hour trek to the beautiful city of Nashville to cheer on Team USA, when I say, you just got to see the US National Team live, especially for an important CONCACAF World Cup 2010 qualifier. Even a casual soccer fan, or any fan of anything, would revel at the sheer enjoyment of cheering on your Nation, supporting your country - and whenever possible, wearing your colors!

    Images courtsesy of Craig Justice