18
Jul

Terrence Boyd has sweet debut with RB Leipzig, impresses Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sure, it was just a friendly in pre-season. But we’re pretty sure USA striker Terrence Boyd won’t forget this match for a while.

First of all, he scored his first goal for RB Leipzig in his debut with the club. Oh, and it was against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG:

Not only did Boyd get his name on the scoresheet in his first match for his new club, he got one of the most coveted possessions in the world: Zlatan’s game-worn jersey.

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Special moment: PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives Terrence Boyd his kit at halftime. (Photo: Getty Images).

Just look at his teammate’s face, he can’t hide his jealousy. Terrence, make sure you keep that magical piece of cloth under lock and key.

4
Apr

Jon Stewart gushes after Pele gives him a 1970 World Cup jersey

Even heroes have heroes of their own. Brazilian superstar Pelé opened up about his idol — Dondinho, his father — on The Daily Show last night.

Pelé reflected on the first time he saw his father cry, back in 1950.

"[I saw my father crying], and I asked him, ‘Why are you crying?’

'Brazil lost the World Cup.'

'I'm going to win one World Cup for you, don't worry.'”

Yeah, he fulfilled that promise (and then some).

And from Jon Stewart’s reaction to the extraordinary gift the Brazilian legend gave him, it’s safe to say Pelé is one of his idols:

We feel you, Jon.

4
Apr

Chelsea players have favorite moments immortalized in sculptures

Last season’s tease and reveal of Chelsea’s new kits was one that adidas would have a hard time topping, but it looks like they’ve done it.

In a video voiced by Jose Mourinho, Chelsea stars recreate their favorite moments as a Blue and have that moment immortalized by incredible sculptures. The process and end result are both rather stunning.

And the new kits aren’t bad, either.

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Images via Chelsea FC

6
Mar

Wolves apologize to fan with clever letter

League One clubs seem to be having a lot of fun with their supporters this year.

Earlier this year, a Leyton Orient fan jokingly made a Twitter promise to clean seats if his favorite player was brought back. Then it happened, and he kept his word.

Yesterday, Wolves fan Richard Jon Gough tweeted his club about a misprinted jersey. Oops:

It wasn’t long before Wolves replied, apologizing to Richard for the mistake, and offering him a new kit, free ticket and player meet-and-greet. What they gave him wasn’t all that special. It was how they did it.

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50 Internet points for you, Wolves.

(h/t Dirty Tackle)

21
Feb

The rumored USA kit is very, very blah

Just 110 days before the World Cup, USA fans may have received an early look at what their team will be wearing in Brazil.

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(Image via Todos Sobre Camisetas)

Yikes! It looks more like an Old Navy polo than a soccer jersey. But lucky for all of us, USMNT fans are quite the, umm, creative bunch.

Pour one out for kit nerds everywhere.

25
Nov

Nike releases Brazil’s World Cup kit

The moment every Brazilian has been waiting for is finally here: the release of the Selecao’s World Cup kit.

You’re not going to believe this, but it’s yellow and green, with blue shorts and white socks:

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The only notable difference from past shirts is the subtle V-neck look, though techies can nerd out over Nike’s use of 3D body-scanning. The torsos of every member of the Brazilian squad were measured to produce custom-fit shirts. Obviously regular folk won’t receive that benefit, but Nike’s best-selling international jersey is still set to make a killing, especially within the World Cup host country.

Brazil’s manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said, “The shirt looks great, the only thing missing is a sixth star. We aim to have that on there after the World Cup.”

…and then everyone will need to buy the updated kit.

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Images: Nike

3
Oct

Spanish side sports Broccoli-inspired kits. Yes, broccoli.

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(Photo: Twitter/@LaHoyaLorcaCF)

We’ve discovered Spanish third tier club La Hoya Lorca’s new kits for the 2013/14 season, and don’t you know it, their away shirts might actually be even more hideous than Liverpool’s.

Yes, the kit is a tribute to every child’s least-favorite vegetable.

Not sure how well these new kits are going to sell, but at least the locals have already made the most out of it. Fans have already begun referring to the club as El Brocoli Mecanico, or in English, The Clockwork Broccoli. Brilliant!

There is method behind this madness, too. La Hoya Lorca are based in Murcia, which is known as “the vegetable garden of Spain.” Broccoli happens to be one of the region’s biggest and fastest growing exports, so last year the club released its first cabbage-inspired kit. And guess what? That season, the club went on to earn promotion to the third tier of Spanish soccer, inspiring them to wear the lucky broccoli shirts again this year.

(H/T Dirty Tackle)