Articles by Joe Schwartz


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…


Ready to rattle cages: The Nike Kobe XI Mambacurial

The Black Mamba awakes again today as Nike unveiled for sale the Kobe XI Mambacurial. Inspired by the famed Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Fire Berry/Pure Purple/Black and Electric Green colorway popularized by the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba, Neymar Jr. and Theo Walcott in 2012, today’s Kobe XI is a flame-fueled collaboration between basketball…


PUMA, Cazorla surprise young stars with evoTOUCH first look, signed giveaway

Photos by @godspeedgoodsir As two dozen elite PUMA youth players, all wearing red jerseys, gathered around for a photo, someone remarked jokingly, “Where’s Santi?” evoking a laugh. The chuckles came both because Santi Cazorla, Arsenal’s Spanish midfield maestro, is not much taller than the U14 stars, but also because he so identified with them that…


Portugal are the new kings of Europe as Éder claims the throne

Éder scored the goal to make Portugal the newest member of European royalty today, a 25-yard blast into the bottom left corner in the 109th minute that broke French hearts but sent A Selecao into joyous celebration. PORTUGAL are #EURO2016 champions!!! 🏆🏆🏆 — SOCCER.COM (@soccerdotcom) July 10, 2016 Swerving in off the laces of…