Major League Soccer Has a New Crest and a Bright Future Ahead

Filed under: MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, MLS Next

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THE MLS CREST

The new MLS crest embodies and represents the next phase of Major League Soccer’s vision to be among the best leagues in the world by 2022.

WORDMARK: MLS stands for Major League Soccer.

SLASH: The slash refers to soccer’s speed and energy. The slash begins outside the perimeter and drives upward at a 45-degree angle to illustrate both the nonstop nature of our game and the rising trajectory of our league. It bisects the crest to create a “first half” and “second half.”

STARS: The three stars represent the pillars of our brand: For Club, For Country, For Community.

PERIMETER: The perimeter represents the lines that mark off the field of play.

FIRST HALF AND SECOND HALF: The first half contains MLS and the three stars. The second half is an open white space that brings you in and out of the MLS world.

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Much more on MLS Next …. head over to mlssoccer.com/next. Over there they talk about why the new logo, what the future looks like for MLS and there are even downloadable avatars of all MLS sides. There’s also a FIFA 15 activation too. Great great stuff.

Go do what you do.

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Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer in America

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Paradise Soccer Club 2v2 event.

Honolulu, HI 8-28-14

~~ @ParadiseSoccerClub on Instagram

To be a part of our Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey, send your photos to dunny@bumpypitch.com

Added on September 17th, 2014 by

Nike Drops 2014 Elastico Superfly

Filed under: Boots, Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~ Had been hearing some rumors about this drop….. To see how Nike is taking the ideas of what they’ve been doing on grass and now implementing them to hard surfaces seems like the obvious move, especially with how well the new color ways are doing in the market.  Can’t wait to see the colors that are on the way.

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The Elastico Superfly is distinctly low profile, placing the foot much closer to the ground than previous small-sided footwear. This helps improve traction and speed and allows players to better manipulate the ball. The unrivaled traction also benefits from a new rubber compound that’s produced specially for the outsole.

The low-profile, flexible outsole allows for improved grip for multi-directional quickness. Two updated traction patterns are offered; the Elastico Superfly IC features an outsole specifically designed for harder surfaces including concrete, and The Elastico Superfly TF built for turf and artificial grass surfaces.

The shoe also features an extra layer of NIKESKIN in areas where small-sided footballers experience additional abrasion on their footwear for increased durability, while the micro-textured Nike Flyknit upper allows for a barefoot like touch ad enhanced ball feel and control.

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Nike Unveils Roma Third Kit For 2014/15 Season

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~  Gotta be honest…. I was pretty disappointed when Roma and Kappa broke up… There was just something about those unforgiving beer belly jerseys that were so, so fresh back in the day.  But after seeing this new All Black color way drop from Nike, I take back all that I wrote before this sentence.

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This season, AS Roma will play in a new third kit inspired by the renowned elegance of Italian tailoring and the suits worn by the squad when they travel across Italy and beyond.

The kit’s dark brown shirt features a tonal pin stripe embedded in the fabric, and a modern V-neck collar with brown at the back and an AS Roma yellow trim at the front. Inside the back of the neck, a yellow textured pennant tab displays the statement, “La Roma Non Si Discute Si Ama” (Roma is loved without any question). The sentiment echoes the club’s anthem, which AS Roma fans sing when the team emerges from the tunnel before each game at the Stadio Olimpico.

The rest of the kit includes dark brown shorts and dark brown socks with a tonal stripe of chevrons on the back.

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Video :: Frank Lampard Sits Down With Men In Blazers

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, 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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~~  When you sit down and listen to this, you realize pretty quickly that Frank Lampard is serious about this move to NYCFC…. Seems genuinely excited about this opportunity.

And the boys from Men In Blazers are brilliant as usual…. Some great questions and witty banter as expected.

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Nike Unveils Juventus & Inter Milan Third Kits For 2014/15

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~  Love that clubs are getting away from the same old, same old…

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Italian champions Juventus will play this season in a vibrant new third kit that features an intense burst of color to give players an even greater presence on the pitch.

For the first time, Juventus will wear an entirely green kit, which includes two tones of the color to create maximum impact. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature a lighter tone of green on the front, while a darker green cloaks the entire back.

In a nod to one of Juventus’s famous home colors, a black stripe divides the two tones along the sides of the kit. The stripe, designed to accentuate the players’ speed when they’re in motion, stretches from the collar, along both shoulders, down each side of the shirt and shorts, and right down to the socks.

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This season, Internazionale will play in a new third kit that showcases their traditional colors with a bold and modern appearance.

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Inter’s famous blue gets a new twist in the third kit, which includes two tones of the hue. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature blue on the front with a darker shade of the same color on the back.

The two tones are divided by a black stripe — honoring one of Inter’s iconic home colors — that stretches along both sides of the kit from the collar, along both shoulders, down each side of the shirt and shorts, and right down to the socks.

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Nike Unveils Barcelona Third Kid For 2014/15 Season

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~  I’ve been feeling the Barca color ways for awhile now….

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This season, FC Barcelona will wear a bold new third kit that captures the club’s inherent brilliance and energy.

The kit consists of two tones of Volt yellow, which first appeared in Barcelona’s away kit in 2005. The shirt, shorts and socks all feature the distinct Volt color on the front, with a darker tone of the same yellow on the back.

The two tones are divided by blue stripes — honoring one of Barcelona’s famous home colors — that stretch along both sides of the kit from the collar, along both shoulders, down the shirt and shorts, and right down to the socks. The stripes are designed to accentuate the impression of speed when the players are in motion.

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Video :: Sacramento Republic FC Player Profile – Justin Braun

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Culture & Lifestyle, Family, Friends, Sacramento Republic FC, USL, Videos

If you have been reading this site for any length of time, there’s a good chance that you know that Justin Braun is a part of the family. These days, Justin is playing for Sacramento Republic FC. And SRFC (had to shorten that one up) are doing some serious things and making some serious noise. Success on and off the field has people in high places paying a whole lot of attention to SRFC. Who knows if they will end up getting an MLS team or not, but it’s hard to argue with the crowds and excitement that they are attracting in the California capitol.

I’m going to go ahead and say that we should all be paying close attention to what is going on up there.

Anyhoo. Justin was recently featured in a player profile for SRFC and he was sporting the Bumpy Pitch Atlanta Apollos shirt that we did a while back. I still really like this shirt. I have long been a big fan of this graphic and I think we might need to bring it back soon.

Big ups to Justin. Thanks as always for the support! And congrats to Sacramento Republic FC on building something special. We wish you all the best going forward!

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