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October 22nd, 2014

Nike Women’s Half Marathon

October 19, 2014 - 5:44am It's almost 5:45am on a Sunday morning and I have already been up for over an hour. It's dark out. A little chilly. The coffee isn't quite strong enough. I'm hungry. I'm in the middle of Union Square in San Francisco and there is a palpable buzz. Especially given how early it is. And there is good reason for the streets ...
October 21st, 2014

Frank & Oak x Toronto FC and Flagship Location

  This is one of those stories that is actually two kind of big things rolled into one. Where the sum is greater than it's parts. It's not just about the online retailer, Frank & Oak, launching their flagship store in the soccer hotbed of Toronto. Nor is it about them launching a collaboration with Toronto FC. It's about both of those things. ...
October 21st, 2014

Deandre Yedlin Goes Sneaker Shopping With Joe La Puma and Complex

We've been pushing soccer and sneakers around here for awhile. They have always been a part of who we are and the lifestyle that we live. Throw some music and culture in there and the cycle is complete. In this video, our dude Joe La Puma from Complex goes sneaker shopping with Deandre Yedlin. They talk about sneaker style and soccer and give ...
October 15th, 2014

Don Garber v Jurgen Klinsmann

The last few days have seen two of the most powerful players in soccer in America be fairly outspoken. Sandwiched snugly around a couple of uninteresting results for the men's national team have been some pretty interesting, and quite possibly some of the more opinionated press conferences we have seen in American soccer. First Jurgen Klinsmann goes ...
October 14th, 2014

How A Youth Soccer Team Changed My Life

When I first moved to California I was just about to turn ten years old. We were moving from Kansas City and embarking on a new adventure. My dad had taken a new job in Los Angeles and so the family was heading west. At the time I was playing for a youth soccer team in Kansas City called Club America (that jersey partially inspired this shirt). I was ...
October 13th, 2014

Inter Miami by Diego Guevara

We've been really lucky to work with some very talented people. One of these talented folks happens to be a Miami based designer named Diego Guevara. Diego happens to be a very talented designer who is also a fan of the beautiful game. As a fan of the game and a resident of Miami, Diego has become somewhat frustrated with the lack of movement with the ...
October 8th, 2014

England Goalkeepers Doing Reaction Training

I feel like goalkeepers don't always get the shine they deserve. The work they put in is incredible. They are not always called upon, but when they are, we expect them to come through. Their training is ridiculously intense. And this video showcases just a little bit of that. I'm exhausted just watching. Shouts to all the goalkeepers out there!
October 7th, 2014

A Boot Story – Ben Hooper aka beans

Every soccer player has their own unique boot story, a story about pairs in their past that made a significant lasting impression on how they remember the beautiful game. Sometimes it relates to a pair that produced that one magical moment during their career, maybe a spectacular goal or the time they played against a certain player. For others, it can ...