Celebrating the beginning of a new era and a fresh relationship between Hummel and the Danish Football Association, the brand have released a limited edition all white kit that is premium crisp from top to bottom. A serving from the finest table, it’s not one you’ll want to wear eating pasta.
Very much a relationship between brand and football federation, this all over special kit treatment is a sign of how Hummel plan to work together with the Danish National Team. The best threads forward from the very beginning, it’s certainly a delivery to savour. So pure and honest, it also offers the team a clean slate as they embark on the quest of qualification for World Cup 2018.
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The kit, to be worn one time only in a friendly against Liechtenstein tonight will champion the start of the Hummel/DBU era, kicking off with tonal traditions. Elements such as the sponsor and the DBU badge are held in the highest of esteem in a white on white fashion. The only part of the shirt to be graced in colour will be the numbers on the back of the shirt. Uber limited edition too, there will only be 99 shirts available for retail and the match worn kits from the friendly fixture will be auctioned off for a very worthy cause. FC Granatchok is the cause in question – a football club for injured Danish soldiers fighting their way back – another symbol of this relationship that see’s the brand and federation re-united, with the aim of strong performances very much in the line of sight.
With the group stage draw done and dusted, and the googling of random Eastern European clubs completed it’s time for the football to do the talking in the 2016/17 Europa League. New ball needed, new ball delivered, as adidas roll out the official match ball for their secondary European competition.http://visualcage.ru
It’s a slightly new look for the Europa League match ball as shades of red and navy sit on the white backdrop. Tech-wise, there’s absolutely nothing different to the ball from the previous competition and the ball even retains the same design as the one used to fire Sevilla to European success for a consecutive year. Fans of Man City, Leicester, Arsenal & Spurs, don’t worry about it. Fans of Man United and Southampton, drink it in. Fans of Chelsea, concentrate on qualifying.
Because sometimes Superlight just ain’t light enough . When the name of the boot is taken from the chemical symbol of helium then you know you’re dealing with something special, and the “evoSPEED He” drops in as the brand’s lightest ever competitive football boot.
Light, light, light. Football footwear has always obsessed over each and every milligram, the battle to strip a boot back to the very bones but still be match fit is an accomplishment that every boot brand has had a bash at, and PUMA have made the latest move with the evoSPEED He. A new see-through textile material upper is introduced to keep weight to an absolute minimum, whilst allowing the evoSPEED’s internal support structure to provide a strong visual.
The evoSPEED “He” uses the same sole-plate as the evoSPEED SL and sits in-line with the trademark PUMA Tricks vibe – the left boot is black and white, the right boot is white and “Red Blast”. Only 200 pairs of the limited edition PUMA evoSPEED He boots are available worldwide so if you’re contemplating a move, you better act swiftly.
The evoSPEED family is the most diverse on the market and the “He” joins the evoSPEED SL, evoSPEED SL LTH, evoSPEED SL S, evoSPEED 1.5, evoSPEED 1.5 LTH & evoSPEED Fresh. Not easy to follow is it? Basically, if you want the lightest possible boot available, then the “He” is your solution.
Now, they’re in eighth place and a playoff position after a week where SAFC defeated Arizona United and Seattle Sounders 2. Welcome to the USL’s wild Western Conference.
Entering the final month of the USL regular season, almost every team is in the playoff hunt and even the conference’s top teams have work to do to clinch a playoff spot. With SAFC sitting in eighth place entering Saturday’s match at Saint Louis FC, the team is six points ahead of 14th place, and just nine points out of first.
SAFC faces Saint Louis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with the game streaming on SanAntonioFC.com
“There’s not much discrepancy between the top team in the league and the bottom team,” SAFC coach Darren Powell said. “It makes the stakes so high that it’s almost like a cup final every game.”
Every match seems to alter the table, Powell said, so players and coaches can’t help but look at the standings.
SAFC’s next five matches are against teams that are currently within two points in the table. SAFC’s next opponent, Saint Louis, has 29 points to SAFC’s 31. The following opponent, Swope Park, has 30.
SAFC has one match left against a team currently in playoff position, playing at third-place RGV on Sept. 24.
“It makes every single game a six-point swing,” said defender Greg Cochrane. “This is where you earn your checks.”
With how tight the conference has been, anything can happen once the USL playoffs begin. As long as SAFC is one of the teams in the playoffs.
The USL playoffs are a frenzied four weeks, with the top eight teams from each conference playing in a single-elimination tournament. The brackets are fixed, so there’s no reseeding after each round and the top seed is the host.
To get into the playoffs, tiebreakers are a bit different in the USL compared to other leagues. Total wins are the first tiebreaker, followed by goal differential and goals scored.
Eleven of the 14 other Western Conference teams have played at least one more game than SAFC, giving SAFC a chance at three more potential points.
“We don’t want to look at tiebreakers,” Cochrane said. “Everything is crazy enough as is. We just want to get the points and get in.”
Cochrane said the sense of urgency has been obvious in the SAFC locker room. When faced with the adversity of losing two team leaders in goalkeeper Josh Ford and centerback Stephen McCarthy for the season to injury last week, the team responded with the victories over Arizona and Seattle.
“The beauty of all sports is the challenge,” Powell said. “We can’t change what happened to our injured players, so now we have to focus on the guys available. And we have prepared for these moments.”
Throughout its history, Copa America has served up high doses of drama, with each competition fueling the mythology of the world’s oldest international soccer championship – be it final matches featuring four periods of extra-time or a hat-trick of penalty-kick misses .
This year’s special-edition contest promises to uphold the theatrical tradition, with the tournament (kicking off this June in the United States) augmenting its standard 12-team line up to 16. Comprising North and South American Football federations, plus a host of invited teams, the cup’s player roster includes Neymar Jr., Giovanni Dos Santos, Alexis Sanchez, Edison Cavani, Clint Dempsey and more.
“We’re excited to create the official ball of the Copa America Centenario and to be able to bring Nike innovation to what promises to be an incredible spectacle,” said Andrea Perez, General Manager of Nike Soccer North America.
At the center the entire spectacle sits the tournament’s official match ball: the Nike Ordem Ciento. Exclusively created to honor the competition’s legacy, the ball blends leading technologies with a bold, graphic aesthetic.