There’s a proverb or two that probably apply here, something about counting eggs before they hatch or putting the cart before the horse. But this is Major League Soccer, where allocation money and salary caps make fools of us all and expansion is the single greatest boon to owners’ pocketbooks since skyboxes. So really, this is business as usual.
Atlanta United set the MLS season attendance record in its first year in the league and fans did more than just show up — they bought plenty of jerseys. Paraguayan sensation Miguel Almiron had the top-selling MLS jersey for the 2017 season. The Atlanta United midfielder had five teammates with him in the list of the top-selling MLS jerseys released by Major League Soccer on Friday.
Below is the complete list of the 25 top-selling MLS jerseys:
Electronic Arts, publisher of the wildly successful FIFA series of video games, has been named the “worst company in America” on more than one occasion in recent years, an impressive feat in this country. On Tuesday the company tried to be the nice guys and give FIFA players a freebie in the form of a cross-promotional Star Wars uniform. The internet was not enthused.
Dating back to 1997, Cameroon and German sportswear giants Puma have enjoyed an extremely positive relationship whilst also pushing the FIFA laws of the game. Cameroon’s success over this 20-year period — they’ve won the African Cup of Nations three times, qualified for four World Cups and finished runners-up at the 2003 Confederations Cup — has only served to strengthen the bond between the international side and the company outfitting them with an always robust look.
We’re now only 220 days away from the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicking off at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and the entire 32-team field for the event will be decided by Wednesday, November 15. We’ve seen various unconfirmed leaks regarding what the competing nations will be wearing come June, but Adidas has lifted the lid on their entire range of designs before the start of this week’s international break.
Mexico's 2018 World Cup home jersey has been release by Adidas. The jersey is a classic, muted green. It looks OK, I guess.
Here's Chicharito wearing it, and I must say his hair looks great in this picture:
239 days. That’s how long we’ve got to wait until June 14, the day when Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The buildup to the world’s greatest sporting event is gaining traction as we’ve now confirmed 23 of the 32 finalists, and we’ll know the rest of the field come November.