Bumpy Pitch x Heroes & Hooligans

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Collabo, Soccer in America

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Bumpy Pitch FC x Heroes & Hooligans.

We teamed up with our good friends from local brand Heroes & Hooligans to create an essentials pack that celebrated the sport on and off the field. That was the beginning of the conversation when we first started talking. Let’s make a small pack of really fresh soccer inspired products. And let’s make them available in youth and adult sizes. That was the beginning.

As we dug in a bit deeper and explored some concepts, we started talking about the idea of Bumpy Pitch Football Club. And what if BPFC was in fact, a football club. One that had jerseys and training tops. But also hoodies and joggers to wear away from the field. Products that looked like they fit that of a soccer club, but that also celebrated the lifestyle. What might that look like?

We settled on the aesthetic of this fairly quickly. Collectively we knew what that might look like and things moved along.

Beyond just the football club, we started having conversations about soccer in the US. And how the sport is in such a different place now then when we were growing up. Young soccer players in America enjoy a drastically different experience than the one that so many of us had. Given that we were going to offer this collection in both adults and youth sizes, the idea of how much soccer in America has evolved became central.

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The growth that this sport has seen in one generation in the US is crazy. The way things were for Dunny growing up in the sport, compared to how they will be for his sons is drastically different. And that narrative is shared across a generation that grew up playing in the 80′s and 90′s that now have children of their own. And we wanted to celebrate that idea with this collection. Celebrate the generation of people that worked (and still work) tirelessly to build the sport. To help guide it to places it had never been in the US. To leave the sport in a much better place for this new generation. Young kids now will never know what it is like to not have a professional soccer league in this country. They won’t know what it is like to not be able to find any soccer on TV. Their soccer experience is much different than it was for so many of us. And it is amazing that it can all change so much in one generation.

This collection and collaboration celebrates that. This is the Bumpy Pitch Football Club.

Now, the details.

The collection consists of a hoodie and a jogger style pant that features in the grey color way above, and a black color way that has white printing. There is also a training style t-shirt and a jersey.

This collection is available in adult and youth sizes. The youth collection is above. The are a couple slight but noticeable differences with the adult and youth collections:

- The youth joggers have stars on the knees

- The youth hoodie has hooligan on the hood

- The youth jersey features a slight v-neck while the adult jersey is a crew neck

Other than that the collection is the same.

The full collection is now available in the Bumpy Pitch online store.

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Mixtape Alert :: “#000000 & #Ffffff” from The Neighbourhood

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music

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Long story short, you should be rocking with The Neighborhood. If you aren’t I don’t know what to tell you. It means that I am not getting through and I need to work harder. Today they dropped their mixtape #000000 & #Ffffff (which I’ll let you figure out) hosted by Don Cannon & DJ Drama.

This French record is the new single that is available at iTunes…. but, its also a part of the full sponsored mixtape over at DatPiff.com *

* By the way, not even NEAR my favorite song on this. The NBHD has some of my favorite low profile artists on this jawn. 100′s is maybe my favorite unknown artist in about the last 5 years. The Dej Loaf record is a win. The YG album isn’t quite great, but its not like anything you’ve heard YG on. G Eazy. This is a solid piece of work.

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November 2014 FIFA Rankings – USA 28th, Germany 1st, England 13th, Mexico 20th

Filed under: FIFA, World Rankings

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Germany, the World Champions have held on to the top spot all year long and proved their worth in this summers World Cup. Not a lot movement with the last international games pretty much going as planned and the top 6 teams held serve whilst Portugal moving up 2 spots to the 7, Spain moving up 1 spot to 9th and Uruguay dropping a couple of spots to round out the top 10.

There is some up and down movement in the 10-20 spots with England having a big month and moving 7 spots to 13th from 20. Romania jumped 6 spots to 15th. Czech Republic up 5 spots to settle in at 17th.

Mexico dropped 3 spots to 20th.

Its been a tough month for the home team after falling out of the top 20 in the October rankings, we’ve lost another 5 spots and find ourselves in 28th holding on to a top 30 slot.

As we all know, the FIFA World Rankings are what they are and kind of ridiculous and unnecessary other than for conversation purposes, but, they are out, so lets have a conversation. Random side note, here are the U.S. Men’s Ranking by MONTH this year.

Jan. 16 – 14th
Feb. 13 – 13th
Mar. 13 – 14th
Apr. 10 – 13th
May 08 – 14th
Jun. 05 – 13th
Jul. 17 – 15th
Aug. 14 – 18th
Sep. 18 – 17th
Oct. 23 – 23rd
Nov. 27 – 28th

The next ranking, and least of the calendar year will be released on December 18

[H / t November 27 FIFA Ranking]

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Video :: FC Barcelona Audi Presentation + Messi v. Neymar

Filed under: Barcelona, Cars, Culture & Lifestyle, Skills

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The players and manager Luis Enrique have taken part in the Audi e-tron challenge, which involves generating electricity by passing tests, before receiving the new cars that they’ll be driving this season.

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One of the evens in the e-tron challenge was One ball, a 60 second exhibition with one target: touch the ball as many times as they can in order to recharge it with energy. Check out the video below to see who wins between Messi and Neymar!

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* How awesome is this by the way…. one of the team sponsorships is an automaker and they give you complimentary rides to drive during the season.

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List :: “Top 10 Yanks Abroad” of All Time

Filed under: Americans Abroad

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Copa90 presents a pretty decent list and their Top 10 American players to play outside of the US.

* Copa90 is the football YouTube channel that knows there is no final whistle.

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Trailer Alert :: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Random Soccer in Random Places, Trailers

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Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments

* Get ready. Super random with that soccer ball too.

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Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan Charged By FA Over ‘Reference To Ethnic Origin’

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News

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~~  Yeah… Pretty much everyone was expecting this charge the moment those words came out of his mouth….  I’m not about to copy and paste what he said…. But here’s the link if you missed it.

via TheFA

The FA has charged Dave Whelan in relation to media comments.

It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3[1] in that his comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute.

It is further alleged that this is an ‘Aggravated Breach’ as defined by FA Rule E3[2] as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief.

Mr Whelan has until 6pm on 5 December 2014 to respond to the charge.

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Brandao Jailed For One Month Over Thiago Motta Headbutt

Filed under: Soccer News, Videos

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~~  Said it then and I’ll say it again…. Cowardly on all levels to wait for someone in the tunnel, out of sight, then headbutt him and run away.

via BBC

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for one month for a headbutt on Paris St-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

The Brazilian, 34, had already received a six-month ban  for the incident in PSG’s 2-0 home win on 16 August.  Motta, 32, was attacked after the game and left with a broken nose by Brandao, who also received a £15,850 (20,000 euros) fine.

His lawyer expects Brandao to serve the punishment through community service and not in jail.

Brandao, a league winner with Marseille in 2010, says Motta insulted him during the game.  After being substituted he appeared to wait for the Italy international in a dressing room corridor, which was captured on CCTV.

“On the pitch Brandao said he’d be waiting for me afterwards, but I never thought he’d actually do it,” Motta told the police.

Prosecutors had called for an eight-month suspended sentence and a £11,888 (15,000) euros fine.

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