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Return Of The King: Adidas Is Remaking Its Classic 2006 World Cup F50 Tunit Cleat

There’s no forgetting the original adidas F50 Tunit cleat: its super shiny, seaside color way; its kinda haphazard lace cover that was stuck firm with velcro. This was the boot that adidas went all in on for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and the commercial that aired constantly on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 is still up there with the best.

Although I’m not sure what that kid was thinking taking Djibril Cissé with the No. 1 pick in the draft.  

The 18 Best Soccer Jerseys Then And Now

It happens every year. Clubs release their new soccer jerseys and you’re faced with a dilemma — which one do you buy?

It’s a rite of passage, buying a new soccer jersey. When the new season arrives, the true fans always buy the newest kits. But it can be a bit daunting to choose from the plethora of options, no matter which team (or teams) you support.

Fortunately, we’ve sorted through the hundreds of new kits released for the 2019-20 season to find the very best — and compared them to vintage kits that may have inspired them.

Paul Scholes Opens Portal To Hell With Unnatural Pass

There’s so much about Paul Scholes that we are yet to understand. We’ve been studying the specimen for over 25 years, but as soon as we think we’re close to a breakthrough with regards to how this terrestrial animal has eyes going every which way, we are mystified by some new behavior.

The midfield instigator was roaming around the confines of the Etihad Stadium today with 50,000 spectators training their inquiring eyes upon him, and he delivered this . . . this thing.  

Trucks, Chickens And Three Dead Rams: Klopp’s Drunken 2011 Title Celebration Is The Stuff Of Legend

“I was really wasted.”

Those are the first words from Jürgen Klopp in Episode 3 of Inside Borussia Dortmund, Amazon Prime’s docuseries on the German club, which came out last week. 

It only got better from the current Liverpool coach.

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Serie A Gifts Us A Highlight Reel Of Maradona’s Best Napoli Moments

It’s been over four months since we first caught wind of the Diego Maradona documentary that debuted in select cinemas worldwide back in June. Unfortunately, since America can be quite trash in the ways of appreciating soccer, the film hasn't been available to watch stateside. That’s all going to change on October 1.

It’s Been Exactly 15 Years To The Day Since Zlatan Made The World Take Notice

As an American, it’s only natural that you’ll go through life encountering people that aren’t soccer fans. I’ve found — time after time — that the greatest bridge over that divide is Zlatan Ibrahimović. Introducing the big Swede’s personality to the uninitiated turns ambivalence into interest, and showing the Galaxy striker’s most famous goals turns interest into “holy shit, that’s incredible!” 

10 Rowdy Lads That Are Mixing It Up In The USL

The 2019 USL Championship (USLC) season marks the division’s third year as the second tier of American and Canadian soccer, and with 36 clubs vying for the USL Cup — including three that are averaging attendances of over 10,000 per match — the competition has never been bigger or better. 

Wesley Sneijder Announces Retirement, Bringing An End To Holland’s Golden Generation

Of the 14 players to appear for the Netherlands during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final against Spain, only goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton), midfielders Nigel de Jong (Al-Shahania) and Eljero Elia (İstanbul Başakşehir) and defender Edson Braafheid (Austin Bold FC) remain in the game. 

Arsenal’s Hugely Anticipated Away Kit Has Finally Been Revealed

After releasing a beautiful home jersey back on July 1 — the first of a new five-year deal with adidas — Arsenal is back with its away offering for the 2019-20 season, and the rumors were true: It’s a reimagined version of the famous “bruised banana” design from the early 1990s.

Obviously it’s yellow, it’s got a shaded zig-zag pattern and a navy crew neck collar with navy adidas stripes.

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