Gear

Are The Classic Blaugrana Stripes Making A Return In 2018-19?

2018 will mark 20 years of partnership between FC Barcelona and kit manufacturer Nike, and if the latest leaks are to be believed, the sportswear giants will be providing the Blaugrana a classic look to mark the anniversary.

The 2018-19 season will see main shirt sponsor Rakuten return for the second consecutive season after signing a $200 million deal back in November of 2016. 

The 18 Best Soccer Gifts For Kids (2017-2018 Guide)

Soccer is increasingly a young person’s game. More and more focus is being put on youth soccer to create the next Lionel Messi, Christian Pulisic or Mallory Pugh. So what do you give as a gift for the budding soccer star in your life? We here at The18 have put together a list of the 18 best soccer gifts for kids to answer just that question.

The 18 Best World Cup Inspired Gift Ideas For 2017-2018

Shopping for someone who becomes animated at the mere mention of next summer's World Cup? Look no further. We've compiled a guide with the best World Cup inspired gifts for fanatics in 2017-2018.

The 18 Best Gifts For Soccer Players (2017-2018 Guide)

Shopping for someone who is constantly trying to improve their game? Look no further. We've compiled a guide of the best gifts for soccer players in 2017-2018 that will take their game to the next level.

Nike’s Back At It Again With Their Horribly Generic Kits For The World Cup

So remember how in 2016 Nike rolled out all their international kits with the Vapor template? You might not because it was a complete non-event. The USA looked like Portugal looked like England looked like PSG. The kits were “modern” in design, which is PR speak for indistinguishable, homogeneous, money-grubbing attire. 

Well, here comes the 2018 World Cup, the perfect time to check all those boxes again. But instead of the Vapor template, we now get the Aeroswift template (the collar is different!). Just take my $120 now.

Here’s Portugal…

Your 2017-2018 Guide To The Best Soccer Gifts Online

Whether you're reading this during the holiday season, or just before your best friend's birthday, we know why you're here. You've been racking your brain to figure out what on earth you’re going to get that special soccer fan or player in your life – whether that person is a family member, friend, significant other, coach, teacher, boss, estranged lover or mortal enemy. If only there were some sort of guide to the best soccer gifts online to help you find presents for everyone on your list. Oh wait, there is. This is it. 

These Are The Best World Cup Jerseys So Far

The 90’s are back. Geometrical patterns are hot right now and we couldn’t be more excited about some of the World Cup jerseys. While Nike opted for cleaner, standardized and simplistic designs, Adidas went the extra mile and took a risk in bringing back the 90’s. Here are our favorites so far:

Germany

Die Mannschaft’s jersey is clearly reminiscent of the 1990 home kit. This time, however, it is a strictly black and white format instead of the tricolor (black, red and yellow). The jersey is both edgy and nostalgic. What else could you ask for?

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