Articles by Joe Schwartz

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19:  Sadio Mane of Liverpool (19) celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Our last-minute gift guide

Ask Liverpool’s Sadio Mane; there’s no better feeling than a last-minute winner. Christmas Day is kind of like a Merseyside Derby in some respects: You wait all year for it, and anticipation is at its peak; Families gather and hold each other close; It’s all about belief; You’ll always remember the day, for better or…


Back and Faster than Ever: Neymar Jr. is a Mercurial Vapor XI Man

Neymar Jr. hasn’t slowed down a step since he made his Santos debut in 2009. Then a 17-year-old sensation, he accelerated from promising prodigy to national hero and global icon with Mercurials at his feet. Audacious speed since Day 1 @neymarjr in @nikefootball #Mercurial just in time to electrify ⚡️#ElClasico — #soccerdotcom #NeymarJr #Neymar #Nike…

TOPSHOT - Zabivaka, the mascot for the 2018 World Cup, and performers stand beneath a board displaying the results of the draw for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup at the tennis academy center in Kazan on November 26, 2016. / AFP / Alexander NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The 101 on 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia

The 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup Russia race to the top got off to its official start Saturday as pots turned into groups and groups created can’t miss encounters next summer. Here’s how the balls bounced: Here is the #ConfedCup draw in full!Group A: 🇷🇺🇳🇿🇵🇹🇲🇽Group B: 🌍🇨🇱🇦🇺🇩🇪 — Confederations Cup (@ConfedCup2017) November 26, 2016…


adidas Krasava debuts as 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup match ball

The official match ball of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup rolls onto the international stage today as adidas unveils its Russian-inspired Krasava. Built for the world’s best, the adidas Krasava features electric jagged lines and a signature red design that creates a ripple and sends a charge into the competition. Together, they challenge the eight…


Chelsea and Nike Strike a Long-term Deal

Nike today announced a long-term partnership with Chelsea Football Club, seeing the brand become the official kit supplier beginning in the 2017/2018 season. The agreement sees Nike add the London based outfit to an impressive stable of soccer stallions that includes the global clubs of Manchester City, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma and others. “Chelsea is a…


Nike lifts curtain on 2016/17 FC Barcelona Third Jersey

Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar Jr., Andrés Iniesta, Gerard Pique and their many talented FC Barcelona teammates will suit up in a new third jersey this season revealed today by Nike. The kit features AeroSwift technology and is set to feature as FCB fights for UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Supercopa…