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50 days to Brazil

by on April 23rd, 2014

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adidas designers talk about Argentina’s Home Jersey

SOCCER.COM also got the chance to ask a few questions of our own about the design of Argentina’s home jersey for Brazil. SOCCER.COM: When you have a kit that’s as iconic as La Albiceleste’s blue and white-stripes, how do you balance maintaining tradition with modern innovation? What extra care needs to be taken to achieve a…

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adidas takes us to China to see Brazuca factory

adidas sent one of their “Sustainability Communications” people to China to check out the factory that is making the Brazuca for Brazil. We are suckers for construction videos and there are some cool behind-the-scenes shots of what goes into the making of the Brazuca. Pretty cool, eh? 

adidas Brazuca Launch
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SOCCER.COM talks to adidas about Spain’s Home Kit

SOCCER.COM was recently given the chance to ask one of adidas’ designers in Germany a few questions about what went into the design of Spain’s 2014 kits. SOCCER.COM: When you design a jersey for the reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions, what do you have to take into account that’s different than other shirts you produce?…

Nike Magista – Football will never be the same
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Ahead of their time

In honor of the launch of Nike’s footwear revolution, the Magista, and all of you early adopters who plan on pre-ordering a pair of these game-changing cleats in just seven days (April 29th), SOCCER.COM is looking at seven trend-setting players who were similarly ahead of their time. Read about our sensational seven soccer savants and vote…

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Dream match-ups in Champions League Semis

The UEFA Champions League returns this week with two highly anticipated semi-finals. Madrid is the center of the soccer universe as Atlético Madrid hosts 2012 Champions League winners Chelsea on Tuesday, while Real Madrid welcomes reigning champs Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Both games kick off at 2:45 EST.  Each match-up brings fascinating storylines. Club Atlético…

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EPL Weekend Recap: Who’s up?

As we enter the home stretch of the English Premier League season this weekend’s fixtures provided some answers to the questions fans have been asking all season about their respective clubs: “are we staying up?”, “can we push for a European spot?”, “do we have what it takes to win the league this year?” We…

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Brazucam makes it to England

So far, we’ve seen the Brazucam in Spain and Germany and now it has made its way to the birthplace of the game, England. In the newly released England Brazucam, the ball meets up with rising star Andros Townsend. He talks about what it’s like to grow up in a nation obsessed with the game and…

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SOCCER.COM Save of the Week

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made two great saves during the weekend’s 3-1 victory over Fulham. The most important, on a penalty kick, kept Fulham from taking the lead deep in the second half. Despite some competition from Everton’s Tim Howard, this game-changing save has earned Lloris SOCCER.COM’S Save of the Week. The final weeks of the Premier League season has…

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Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster talks to SOCCER.COM

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is having the season of his life this year, setting a Scottish top-flight record by not conceding for 1,256 minutes en route to leading his team to the league title. Now he’s been shortlisted for the Scotland Premiership player of the year award and is making a case to be on…

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HO Soccer: What’s Your Keeper’s COF?

This piece was written by Jeff Duback (Past USMNT, 1988 US Olympian, President HO Soccer) For many of us, sometime in our high school physics class, we learned about the “coefficient of friction.” I can’t remember the exact definition of this term, but I do know what it means relative to goalkeeper gloves. It’s basically…

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Nike gives us more Nike F.C.

Nike F.C. has now officially been launched with even more cool videos, images and gear. Nike F.C. is part of Nike’s extensive “risk everything” campaign for 2014, which launched with Nike’s new tunnel  commercial featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Wayne Rooney. Through Nike F.C., Nike continues to shows us how its three marquee players – Neymar, Dani Osvaldo and Jack Wilshere live…